escape artist

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of escape artist

: someone (such as a performer or criminal) unusually adept at escaping from confinement

Examples of escape artist in a Sentence

  1. Harry Houdini became famous as an escape artist.

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First Known Use of escape artist

1943

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Definition of escape artist for English Language Learners

  • : a person (such as an entertainer) who is good at escaping


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