back·​flip | \ ˈbak-ˌflip \

Definition of backflip

: a backward somersault especially in the air

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Video from the June 3 incident shows Bishop landing a backflip at the Mile High Spirits bar, and reaching down to pick up the weapon that had fallen from his pants. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Dancing FBI agent booked into jail over back flip gunfire," 12 June 2018 While Boston Dynamics' bipedal robot is busy doing backflips, researchers at the University of Tokyo have been taking a different approach to figuring out bipedal robot motion. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "This Walking Robot Cuts Corners By Just Flying," 16 Aug. 2018 And wondered about how to do a backflip with the plane. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "Airport Employee Steals Plane, Does Tricks, Crashes," 12 Aug. 2018 Check out the messages on both Twitter and Instagram for yourself, below: Naturally, the Internet is doing backflips over this news. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Expecting Their First Child," 15 Oct. 2018 The performance included stadium-style seats, gymnastics, and even backflips. Temi Adebowale, Good Housekeeping, "Junior New System From 'America's Got Talent' Blew Every Single Judge Away," 15 Aug. 2018 Boston Dynamics’ robots are doing backflips and opening doors for their friends. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Don't Just Lecture Robots—Make Them Learn," 9 July 2018 Meanwhile, companies such as Boston Dynamics—which SoftBank bought from Google last year—are developing robots that can open doors, do backflips and carry heavy loads. David Meyer, Fortune, "Honda's Trailblazing ASIMO Robot Is Walking Off Into the Sunset," 29 June 2018 Cellphone video shows Bishop, who was off-duty and on vacation, doing a backflip at the Mile High Spirits club when his gun falls out of his waistband. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Judge: Dancing FBI agent, accused in backflip gunfire incident, can carry weapon again," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of backflip

1904, in the meaning defined above

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