noun Acrob·a·tes \ə-ˈkrä-bə-ˌtēz\

Definition of Acrobates

  1. :  a genus of very small Australian marsupials having flattened tails and the lateral skin of the body extended into a supporting membrane like that of the flying squirrel and used similarly in gliding — see flying phalanger

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Origin and Etymology of acrobates

New Latin, from Greek akrobatēs acrobat

First Known Use: 1838

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a trip made at another's expense

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