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tightrope

noun tight·rope \ˈtīt-ˌrōp\

: a tightly stretched rope or wire high above the ground that a performer walks on, does tricks on, etc., especially in a circus

Full Definition of TIGHTROPE

1
:  a rope or wire stretched taut for acrobats to perform on
2
:  a dangerously precarious situation —usually used in the phrase walk a tightrope

First Known Use of TIGHTROPE

1801
TIGHTROPE Defined for Kids

tightrope

noun tight·rope \ˈtīt-ˌrōp\

Definition of TIGHTROPE for Kids

:  a rope or wire stretched tight on which an acrobat performs

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