ropedancer
noun Date: 1648 one that dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats on a rope high in the air • ropedancing noun

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  • Ropedancer — Rope dan cer, n. One who dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats, on a rope extended through the air at some height. {Rope dan cing}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ropedancer — ropedance, n. ropedancing, n. /rohp dan seuhr, dahn /, n. a person who walks across or performs acrobatics upon a rope stretched at some height above the floor or ground. [1640 50; ROPE + DANCER] * * * …   Universalium

  • ropedancer — noun an acrobat who performs on a rope stretched at some height above the ground • Syn: ↑ropewalker • Hypernyms: ↑aerialist * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one that dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats on a rope extended through the air at some …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ropedancing — Ropedancer Rope dan cer, n. One who dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats, on a rope extended through the air at some height. {Rope dan cing}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funambulatory — Fu*nam bu*la to*ry, a. 1. Performing like a ropedancer. Chambers. [1913 Webster] 2. Narrow, like the walk of a ropedancer. [1913 Webster] This funambulatory track. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proficient — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Proficient >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 proficient proficient expert adept dab Sgm: N 1 dabster dabster Sgm: N 1 connoisseur connoisseur &c.(scholar) 492 Sgm: N 1 master master master …   English dictionary for students

  • rope|walk|er — «ROHP W kuhr», noun. 1. a person who walks on a rope stretched high above the floor or ground. 2. = ropedancer. (Cf. ↑ropedancer) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Funambulist — Fu*nam bu*list, n. A ropewalker or ropedancer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funambulo — Fu*nam bu*lo, Funambulus Fu*nam bu*lus . [Sp. funambulo, or It. funambolo, fr. L. funambulus; funis rope (perh. akin to E. bind) + ambulare to walk. See {Amble}, and cf. {Funambulist}.] A ropewalker or ropedancer. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funambulus — Funambulo Fu*nam bu*lo, Funambulus Fu*nam bu*lus . [Sp. funambulo, or It. funambolo, fr. L. funambulus; funis rope (perh. akin to E. bind) + ambulare to walk. See {Amble}, and cf. {Funambulist}.] A ropewalker or ropedancer. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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