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tumbling

noun

Definition of tumbling

  1. :  the skill, practice, or sport of executing gymnastic feats (as somersaults and handsprings) without the use of apparatus



1604

First Known Use of tumbling

1604

Rhymes with tumbling


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tumbling

adjective

Definition of tumbling

  1. :  tipped or slanted out of the vertical —used especially of a cattle brand



Circa 1916

First Known Use of tumbling

circa 1916



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