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also sum·mer·set (sŭm′ər-sĕt′)
See somersault.
intr.v. som·er·set·ted, som·er·set·ting, som·er·sets also sum·mer·set·ted or sum·mer·set·ting or sum·mer·sets
To perform a somersault.

[Alteration of somersault.]
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(ˈsʌməsɪt; -ˌsɛt)
(Placename) a county of SW England, on the Bristol Channel: the Mendip Hills lie in the north and Exmoor in the west: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authorities of North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset (both part of Avon county from 1975 until 1996): mainly agricultural (esp dairying and fruit). Administrative centre: Taunton. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 507 500 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 3452 sq km (1332 sq miles)


(Biography) 1st Duke of, title of Edward Seymour. ?1500–52, English statesman, protector of England (1547–49) during Edward VI's minority. He defeated the Scots (1547) and furthered the Protestant Reformation: executed
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Noun1.Somerset - a county in southwestern England on the Bristol ChannelSomerset - a county in southwestern England on the Bristol Channel
England - a division of the United Kingdom
2.Somerset - an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and returnsomerset - an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
tumble - an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
flip-flop - a backward somersault
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