- somersault.；(of a boat) be overturned so that its stern pitches forward over its bows
- a somersault.
noun: pitchpole, plural noun: pitchpoles
verb: pitchpole, 3rd person present: pitchpoles, gerund or present participle: pitchpoling, past tense: pitchpoled, past participle: pitchpoled
- 1. somersault.
- ▪ (of a boat) be overturned so that its stern pitches forward over its bows the boat pitchpoled and broke its mast
- 1. dialect a somersault.
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