Risley act

noun Ris·ley act \ ˈrizlē- \

Definition of Risley act

:a circus act in which an acrobat lying on his back juggles barrels or fellow acrobats with his feet

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Origin and Etymology of risley act

after the Risley family, 19th century circus trio consisting of Richard Risley Carlisle †1874 American gymnast and circus performer and his two sons


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