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tumble

an acrobatic feat, esp a somersault
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tumble

[′təm·bəl]
(mechanics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tumble

i. To rotate end over end. It is said of a rocket, an ejection capsule, etc.
ii. Of a gyro, to precess suddenly and to an extreme extent as a result of exceeding the operating limits of its bank or pitch. See toppled.
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REDCAR gymnast Sam King, 13, has been crowned NDP Four Mens 13+ British Tumble Champion.
This ever-expanding section of the club sees Michelle and her dedicated team of tumble coaches train boys and girls of all ages to compete sucessfully locally, regionally and nationally.
For the benefit of Mr Tumble SOME of the biggest names in children's television will take to the stage in Liverpool on Thursday as CBeebies Live presents Justin & Friends - Mr Tumble's Circus.
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Following on from his first sellout arena tour in 2013, Justin is bringing his fun-filled show - Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble's Circus to Liverpool.
But it was Baker who came away with splendid reward for his exploits as he came third in the Elite Grade 1 tumbles for the 11 to 12-year-old age division.
The demanding event is the highest national test of tumbling, a series of high speed somersaults and flicks, and acro, routine of co-ordinated tumbles, lifts and balances in pairs and groups.
"The vast majority of asteroids, and all the planets, spin about a single axis like a football thrown in a perfect spiral, but Toutatis tumbles like a flubbed pass," says R.
Day one of the international event, held at the start of September, was qualification during which Kallum got off to a great start completing two powerful tumbles to finish in first place - 3.6 points ahead of second place.
Gigglebiz favourites including Nana Knickerbocker; Lost Pirate; Arthur Sleep and Keith Fit will be joining the fun alongside a host of Tumbles from Something Special.
They worked very hard on improving their tumbles to show that they are among the best for their level, not only in our region but nationally.
Ward, Hogan and Cummings had to be flown down from New Jersey for 10 days to reaply their postlaunch remedy for "the tumbles," but other than that, says Karras, "it didn't cost any money.