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

Other Words from trampoline

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

Examples of trampoline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This trampoline park offers wall-to-wall bouncing in addition to a ninja warrior-style obstacle course and hyped up versions of volleyball, basketball and dodgeball. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 21 July 2022 The music, the fresh fruits/veggies, the trampoline park and Alameda High. Justin Raystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2022 Liviah — who returned to school, visited a trampoline park and decorated cookies with the neighbors — seemed to have dodged the worst of it. New York Times, 1 June 2022 The whole of the visual, from the time the pair spends jamming out in their room to soaring through the air on a trampoline, was born from conversations Lauv had been having internally with himself. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2022 Hamrick was spending time outside with her children Sunday afternoon, the boys bouncing on a trampoline and playing with their new puppy. Lea Skene, Baltimore Sun, 20 June 2022 Khloé visits Scott at home to catch up in his backyard as his kids Penelope and Reign jump on a trampoline, and Kim’s still unseen (on the show, at least) partner comes up as a topic of conversation. Mj Corey, Vogue, 16 June 2022 The festivities included a trampoline, bounce house and slide, ball pit, face painter, and pool. Charmaine Patterson,, 10 June 2022 Out back, there’s a playground with a seesaw, swings and a trampoline, and a small water park complete with slides and a splash pad. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 6 May 2022 See More

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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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“Trampoline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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