tumbling

noun
tum·​bling | \ ˈtəm-b(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce tumbling (audio) \

Definition of tumbling

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

tumbling

adjective

Definition of tumbling (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of tumbling

Noun

1604, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

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