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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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

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Flythe said her son bounced on a backyard trampoline and presided over the grill at the family's annual Mother's Day barbeque. Ben Finley, Fox News, "Police in Virginia fatally shoot suspect, 1 other in custody," 14 May 2018 Flythe said her son bounced on a backyard trampoline and presided over the grill at the family’s annual Mother’s Day barbeque. Washington Post, "Police in Virginia fatally shoot suspect, 1 other in custody," 14 May 2018 Maddie’s injuries are the latest in a number of incidents to occur at Extreme Air Parks locations, including a child who fell through the springs of a trampoline, and a 46-year-old man who died. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Girl, 4, needs surgery after trampoline park accident, parents say," 27 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, in-game, the cube toppled itself into Loot Lake, turning the entire body of water into an elastic purple trampoline in preparation of season 6, which launched roughly a week later and brought with it enormous floating islands in the sky. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The year in Fortnite," 18 Dec. 2018 Is that blue thing a trampoline in the backyard—which will be OK to leave it on—or is that actually water in the hot tub or a pool? Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "Astro Teller, ‘Captain of Moonshots’ at Alphabet’s X, Is on a Roll," 23 Oct. 2018 Through floor-to-ceiling windows, Lawrence can be seen in the backyard, bouncing on a trampoline in front of cameras; a sheer white dress over a boned corset rising and falling with her. Molly Creeden, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence Takes on Hollywood With the World’s Best ChapStick and This Perfume Obsession," 30 Aug. 2018 This involves two large trampolines, bisected by a grey divider wall. Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, "In Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta,’ acro-bicyclists soar and an aerialist hovers in the air by her hair," 18 Sep. 2018 Treat your life like a trampoline, and summon the ultimate belief in both the takeoff and landing. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes Aug 13-19," 11 Aug. 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 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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