One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A gymnastic exercise in which a person tucks their head down and rolls their body in a forward circle on the floor.‘he went into a forward roll as he landed’
- ‘All of the boxes are sealed with purple tie wraps and rest on the kind of blue sports mat you did your first forward roll on in primary school.’
- ‘Primary school pupils got a good view of her gymnastic exercises, which included jumping over the young audience, and landing with a forward roll.’
- ‘We attempted cartwheels, handstands, and forward rolls before I picked up the juggling balls.’
- ‘Toddlers are scrambling on hands and knees up a soft ramp, over a padded barrel, then doing a forward roll down a soft ramp on the other side.’
- ‘I'll never forget the first time I taught him how to do a forward roll.’
- ‘He dived into a forward roll, out of the way.’
- ‘She wasn't able to control her movements and, as a result, she hurt herself so badly on a simple forward roll that she wound up in the hospital.’
- ‘He can still drop into a forward roll, which can end in a flip to take him long distances.’
- ‘It was a beautiful day and she wanted to do some forward rolls on the grass.’
- ‘I saw one of the senior members doing a forward roll, and it looked so smooth that I just had to learn how to do it too.’
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