ropewalker
noun Date: 1615 an acrobat who walks on a rope high in the air

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  • Ropewalker — Rope walk er, n. A ropedancer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ropewalker — [rōp′dan΄sər, rōpdän΄sərrōp′wôk΄ər] n. a performer who walks or does tricks on a tightrope: also ropedancer [rōp′dan΄sər, rōpdän΄sər] ropewalking n …   English World dictionary

  • ropewalker — /rohp waw keuhr/, n. a ropedancer. [1605 15; ROPE + WALKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • ropewalker — noun an acrobat who performs on a rope stretched at some height above the ground • Syn: ↑ropedancer • Hypernyms: ↑aerialist …   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

  • funambulism — noun Etymology: Latin funambulus ropewalker, from funis rope + ambulare to walk Date: 1824 1. tightrope walking 2. a show especially of mental agility • funambulist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Darlington, Wisconsin — Darlington   City   …   Wikipedia

  • A National Acrobat — Song by Black Sabbath from the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Released December 1, 1973 (UK) January 1974 (US) Recorded 1973 Genre Heavy metal …   Wikipedia

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