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

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The Seawolf is kitted out with plenty of accessories to keep you busy on deck and overboard: from jet skis to kayaks to an inflatable trampoline. Yoojung Lee,, "A Solar-Powered Yacht Lights Up the Singapore Show," 13 Apr. 2019 In addition to the over 60 guests and children invited, Zoe was joined by longtime friends Molly Sims and Sara Foster, whose children enjoyed the mini theme park featuring Fun Zone products and a seven-foot trampoline. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Rachel Zoe Celebrates Son Skyler's 7th Birthday with the 'Most Magical Carnival'," 27 Mar. 2018 Others include low-riding wheeled toys; swimming pools; all-terrain vehicles; toys with small parts; baby pools and garden buckets; backyard water slides; high-powered water guns; and bounce houses and backyard trampolines., "Saddleback Mountain buyer accused of bilking investor," 21 June 2018 The backyard has a pool and spa with swim-up bar, fireplace, putting green with bunker, in-ground trampoline, and a full-size tennis/basketball sport court. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Luxury homes: $4.7M Scottsdale mansion has secret room, 2 towers and tennis court," 18 June 2018 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

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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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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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