Acrobates

noun

Acrob·​a·​tes
ə-ˈkrä-bə-ˌtēz
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek akrobatēs acrobat

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acrobates was in 1838

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“Acrobates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acrobates. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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