equilibrist

noun
equi·​li·​brist | \ ˌē-kwə-ˈli-brist How to pronounce equilibrist (audio) , ˌe-; i-ˈkwi-lə-brist How to pronounce equilibrist (audio) \

Definition of equilibrist

: someone (such as a rope dancer) who performs difficult feats of balancing

Other Words from equilibrist

equilibristic \ i-​ˌkwi-​lə-​ˈbri-​stik How to pronounce equilibristic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of equilibrist

1760, in the meaning defined above

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“Equilibrist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equilibrist. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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