Acrob·​a·​tes | \ ə-ˈkrä-bə-ˌtēz \

Definition of Acrobates

: 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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First Known Use of Acrobates

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acrobates

New Latin, from Greek akrobatēs acrobat

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“Acrobates.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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