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Dictionary Definition

acrobat n : an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination

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English

Etymology

From acrobate, from Ancient Greek ακροβάτης (akrobates) "walking on tiptoe, climbing aloft", from ακροβατέω (akrobateo) "to walk on tiptoe", from άκρον (akron) "highest or farthest point, mountain top, peak" + βατής (bates) "one that treads or covers", an inflection of βαίνω (baino) "to walk, to step".

Pronunciation

IPA: WEAE /ˈæk.ɹo.bæt/

Noun

  1. An athlete who performs acts requiring skill, agility and coordination.

Translations

Extensive Definition

Acrobat may refer to:
acrobat in German: Acrobat
acrobat in Polish: Acrobat
acrobat in Russian: Акробат
freanch for one who walks on tip toe

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aerialist, bareback rider, circus artist, clown, contortionist, equestrian director, equilibrist, flier, funambulist, gymnast, high wire artist, high-wire artist, juggler, lion tamer, palaestrian, pancratiast, ringmaster, ropewalker, slack-rope artist, snake charmer, sword swallower, tightrope walker, trapeze artist, tumbler, weightlifter
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