equi·​li·​brist ˌē-kwə-ˈli-brist How to pronounce equilibrist (audio)
i-ˈkwi-lə-brist How to pronounce equilibrist (audio)
: someone (such as a rope dancer) who performs difficult feats of balancing
equilibristic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of equilibrist was in 1760

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“Equilibrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equilibrist. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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