contortionist


con·tor·tion·ist

noun \kən-ˈtr-sh(ə-)nist\

: a performer who twists his or her body into unusual positions

Full Definition of CONTORTIONIST

:  one who contorts; specifically :  an acrobat able to twist the body into unusual postures
con·tor·tion·is·tic \-ˌtr-shə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of CONTORTIONIST

1844

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