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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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 Current Time 0:00 / Duration 0:25 Check out this floating water park in a North Texas lake Advertisement Altitude H2O on Grapevine Lake features slides, a trampoline and obstacle course. Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "Are you up for a hair-raising spin at Six Flags ... at 70 feet in the air?," 11 July 2018 Other than the swimming ponds, White offers in-ground trampolines and outdoor kitchens. Sarah K Wood, ajc, "Want a beach in your backyard? This man can make it happen," 12 June 2018 Students at Ohio Ave are provided self-regulation tools like mini-ellipticals, trampolines, and glitter jars, which children can use to become centered during the school day. Emily Jan, The Atlantic, "The Students and Teachers Upending Traditional Approaches to Discipline," 12 May 2018 Aside from the usual restaurants and bars, this cruise ship includes a virtual reality bungee trampoline, two racer water slides, a glow-in-the-dark laser tag room, an escape room, and a surf simulator. Renae Reints, Fortune, "Royal Caribbean Aims to Appeal to Millennials with Shorter Trips and More Entertainment," 26 June 2018 This 8,000 square foot inflatable water obstacle course and playground includes a catapult, climbing wall, trampoline, jungle gym, balance beam, bouncing dome, cyclone wheel and freefall wall with a slide. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "9 hot South Florida events in July," 25 June 2018 Elijah was holding hands with his older cousins, bouncing around on the trampoline in complete playful bliss. Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "17-month-old child all smiles six days after nearly drowning in Fort Worth," 17 June 2018 Since Tami and Shelly bought a 2,500-square-foot house in suburban Massachusetts, there have usually been several kids bouncing on the trampoline while others pump little legs on the swing set. Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "Work Inspired These Nurses to Adopt Kids Whose Families Were Affected By Drugs," 30 May 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 \

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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