Definition for SOM'ER-SAULT, or SOM'ER-SET

SOM'ER-SAULT, or SOM'ER-SET, n. [Sp. sobresalir, to exceed in highth; to leap over; sobresaltar, to surprise; It. soprassalire, to attack unexpectedly; soprassalto, an overleap; L. super and salio, to leap.]

A leap by which a person jumps from a highth, turns over his head and falls upon his feet. – Donne.

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