Definition of acrobat
- a political acrobat
a child who is a natural acrobat with a superb sense of balance
a political acrobat whose opinion on any issue is whatever will get the most votes
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: someone who entertains people (as at a circus) by performing difficult and often dangerous acts (such as swinging from a bar or walking on a rope high in the air)
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