Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

trampoline

play
noun tram·po·line \ˌtram-pə-ˈlēn, ˈtram-pə-ˌ\

Simple Definition of trampoline

  • : a piece of equipment that has a sheet of strong cloth attached by springs to a metal frame and that is used for jumping up and down for exercise or as a sport

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trampoline

  1. :  a resilient sheet or web (as of nylon) supported by springs in a metal frame and used as a springboard and landing area in tumbling

trampoliner play \-ˈlē-nər, -ˌlē-\ noun
trampolinist play \-nist\ noun

Origin of trampoline

Italian trampolino springboard, from trampoli stilts, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Low German trampen to stamp


First Known Use: 1798


TRAMPOLINE Defined for Kids

trampoline

play
noun tram·po·line \ˌtram-pə-ˈlēn\

Definition of trampoline for Students

  1. :  a canvas sheet or web supported by springs in a metal frame used for springing and landing in acrobatic tumbling





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up trampoline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

immature or lacking adult sophistication

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily prompt maudlin angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ