Cartwheel

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Cartwheel

A nickname of a silver U.S. dollar coin. The term is most common in numismatics. It derives its name from the reflection of an unblemished coin for collectors, which is said to look like the spokes of a wagon wheel.
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The pilots maneuvered the airliner to the airport using the two remaining engines, but in landing it cartwheeled down the runway, killing 111 passengers.
He cartwheeled over a perimeter wall and landed head-first on concrete steps as he chased a kick.
Only 52 people survived when the Boeing 767 cartwheeled into the waves off Comoros Islands on Saturday, killing 123.
Julian Carradice, of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, said: "He picked up speed and cartwheeled down the lose rock sustaining injuries with each impact.