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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History and Etymology for 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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