backflip

play
noun back·flip \-ˌflip\

Definition of backflip

  1. :  a backward somersault especially in the air

Recent Examples of backflip from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'backflip'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of backflip

1904

Learn More about backflip


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up backflip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!