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 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 And unlike a trampoline park or escape room, Level99′s challenges will keep changing., 11 June 2021 When Michael Browning started Urban Air, the business was a trampoline park for kids like many others in the industry. Dave Knox, Forbes, 8 June 2021 But their laughs on the swings and shrieks on the trampoline belie a deep sense of sadness -- because one person is missing. Nora Neus, CNN, 26 Mar. 2021 Monday's incident continued a violent weekend in Minneapolis in which several people were shot, including Trinity Ottoson-Smith, a 9-year-old girl shot in the head while bouncing on a trampoline Saturday night. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, 17 May 2021 Efron took them to play laser tag and went with the family to a trampoline park. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 May 2021 The arcades, bowling and trampoline park prices are based on time playing. Trevor Fraser,, 25 Mar. 2021 If the weather’s lousy and you’re desperate for physical fun, consider an afternoon at a trampoline park. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 16 Mar. 2021 The developer of the project owns a similar trampoline park in Crystal Lake, but has said in the past the Aurora site would be bigger and have more recreational opportunities. Steve Lord,, 19 Apr. 2021

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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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14 Jun 2021

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“Trampoline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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