Definition of backflip in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbakflip/


A backward somersault done in the air with the arms and legs stretched out straight.
Example sentences
  • Already, the 30 squad gymnasts, aged between six and 18, are perfecting backflips and somersaults, and are looking forward to showing them off in a competition next month.
  • He did somersaults, backflips, and other types of jumps.
  • When you see physical strength and ability like that, it's really inspiring - it makes me want to do handstands and backflips.

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Syllabification: back·flip

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