tram·​po·​line | \ ˌtram-pə-ˈlēn How to pronounce trampoline (audio) , ˈtram-pə-ˌlēn \

Definition of trampoline

: a resilient sheet or web (as of nylon) supported by springs in a metal frame and used as a springboard and landing area in tumbling

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Other Words from trampoline

trampoliner \ ˌtram-​pə-​ˈlē-​nər How to pronounce trampoliner (audio) , ˈtram-​pə-​ˌlē-​nər \ noun
trampolinist \ ˌtram-​pə-​ˈlē-​nist How to pronounce trampolinist (audio) , ˈtram-​pə-​ˌlē-​nist \ noun

Examples of trampoline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the photo, the former couple smiles while lying on a trampoline together beside a giggling True. Georgia Slater,, "Khloé Kardashian Posts Cryptic Quotes on Loyalty and Love amid Tristan Thompson Reconciliation," 2 July 2020 Another saw a woman stare down the camera while jumping on a trampoline and repeating a kinky phrase before doing something... strange. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Hump!, the online porn fest that wouldn’t have happened without quarantine," 26 June 2020 Most kids and adults can agree on at least one thing: Jumping around on a big trampoline is a ton of fun. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, "15 products to help you relive your childhood summers," 25 June 2020 Newer competitors like Dave and Buster's offered bigger venues, while trampoline parks like Launch and AirTime offered party alternatives. Dee-ann Durbin, Houston Chronicle, "Pandemic takes a bite, Chuck E. Cheese files for bankruptcy," 25 June 2020 Other popular kids’ activities at base camp, including a climbing wall, trampoline and panning-for-gold operation, are closed until further notice, LeRoy said. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "SoCal ski resorts offer mountain biking, with COVID-19 rules," 24 June 2020 Even with iPads and Facetime, an old-fashioned device like a trampoline can still capture a kid’s attention. Popular Science, "Backyard trampolines to entertain kids and adults," 2 June 2020 Any parent who's tried to buy a water table or a trampoline in the last few weeks has likely been frustrated—because many backyard toys are selling out everywhere, thanks to parents who are desperate to keep their kids entertained this summer. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "15 products that are selling out everywhere—and where you can buy them," 17 June 2020 Covered patios open to the entertainer’s backyard, which makes the most of its space with a basketball court, putting green, playground, in-ground trampoline and resort-style pool and spa with a slide. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "‘Extreme Weight Loss’ stars Chris and Heidi Powell look to sell Arizona home," 15 June 2020

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First Known Use of trampoline

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trampoline

Italian trampolino springboard, from trampoli stilts, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Low German trampen to stamp

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The first known use of trampoline was in 1798

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7 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Trampoline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of trampoline

: a piece of equipment that has a sheet of strong cloth attached by springs to a metal frame and that is used for jumping up and down for exercise or as a sport


tram·​po·​line | \ ˌtram-pə-ˈlēn How to pronounce trampoline (audio) \

Kids Definition of trampoline

: a canvas sheet or web supported by springs in a metal frame used for springing and landing in acrobatic tumbling

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