tram·​po·​line | \ˌtram-pə-ˈlēn, 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, ˈtram-​pə-​ˌlē-​nər \ noun
trampolinist \ˌtram-​pə-​ˈlē-​nist, ˈtram-​pə-​ˌlē-​nist \ noun

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Before that, players who were in the game at the right time could catch a glimpse of the cube slowly disappearing into the lake, creating a fun — albeit temporary — trampoline. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fortnite’s mysterious cube is gone, leaving behind a brand new location," 4 Nov. 2018 Rasheed was a star long jumper at both Morehouse and Auburn, and currently wows crowds as a trampoline savvy slam dunk artist with his own company, Dunk Doctors, as well as for Memphis Grizzlies halftime performers Kings of the Court. Jeremy Henderson,, "Former Auburn Tiger talks guarding Black Panther," 15 Feb. 2018 Inside, seats have been removed to make room for a colorful gymnasium, with a balance beam, mini trampoline, rope climbing, rings, inclines, monkey bars and even a zip line that runs the length of the bus, with riders landing in a ball pit. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "It's time to get on the party bus," 24 Jan. 2018 Visitors also can try a family-friendly ropes course, check out a high-flying bungee trampoline, pan for treasures old-west style or challenge themselves physically with an attraction known as the barrel roll. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Arizona Snowbowl is offering new summer attractions," 12 July 2018 When that time runs out guests can enjoy unlimited access to the aqua park area and play on a water trampoline, slides, climbing walls, or just float around on the complimentary saddle floats. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Floating water park opening on Lake Travis just in time for the peak of summer," 25 June 2018 Harry-the-Hawk provided an aerial display, dunking basketballs using a mini-trampoline, providing playful engagement with attendees and giving away t-shirts. Pamela Miller, ajc, "Atlanta Hawks basketball court dedicated at Bill Badgett Stadium," 20 June 2018 As a child, Daisher was into activities that lent themselves to BASE jumping — trampoline, gymnastics, diving and jumping from cliffs into water. Kelsey Grey, idahostatesman, "He's risked his life more than 4,600 times. He's not done risking it yet.," 30 May 2018 Other classes offered: silks, trampoline, balancing and acrobatics and Spanish web. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Want to try something new? From climbing to comedy, check out these 10 classes," 27 Mar. 2018

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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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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 \

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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