[ adjective ] pitching headlong with a rolling or twisting movement
"a violent tumbling fall"
[ noun ] (sport) the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
Used in print(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
It is made_up of tumbling , which might be said to start with a somersault , run_through such stunts as headstands , handstands , cartwheels , backbends , and culminate in nearly impossible combinations of aerial flips and twists and apparatus work .