noun \tra-ˈpēz also trə-\

: a short bar that is hung high above the ground by two ropes and that is held by circus performers who perform athletic tricks on it

Full Definition of TRAPEZE

:  a gymnastic or acrobatic apparatus consisting of a short horizontal bar suspended by two parallel ropes

Examples of TRAPEZE

  1. performing tricks on the trapeze

Origin of TRAPEZE

French trapèze, literally, trapezoid, from New Latin trapezium
First Known Use: 1861


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