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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Plus, Cane Island families enjoy Katy-area entertainment spots such as the Typhoon Texas waterpark, Topgolf, the indoor trampoline park Altitude Katy, iFLY and many others. Houston Chronicle, "Cane Island touts proximity to workplaces, area restaurants and entertainment," 16 June 2019 The sequence starts with David Johnson bouncing on a trampoline in the background of the video. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Watch the Louisville basketball freshmen pull off a crazy trick shot in Chris Mack's pool," 14 July 2019 The opinion further said there was no public policy to shield for-profit trampoline parks from injury liability. Fox News, "Trampoline house's injury waiver not enforceable, court rules after girl, 11, breaks ankle," 15 June 2019 To help keep a sense of community, the school organized events for students to go bowling, visit a trampoline park or just get together and play cards. Washington Post, "From fire and ash to caps, gowns: Graduation in burned town," 6 June 2019 Some people meditate, plunge into cold water, slowly jump on trampolines or have no plan at all except for avoiding a rush. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "What’s the Rush? The Power of a Slow Morning," 8 Jan. 2019 Reality show Pretty Girls Lit focuses on the adventures of four 20-something women, from jumping on trampolines in their swimsuits to fishing an orange out of a tree to smacking each other with dildos. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "The Zeus Network started off buggy, but wants to be the Netflix of influencers," 23 July 2018 For-profit trampoline parks have exploded into a billion-dollar industry, according to a brief filed in the case by the Kentucky Justice Association, a trial lawyer group. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Supreme Court lowers the boom on the House of Boom trampoline park over hurt girl," 14 June 2019 The court was weighing in on a lawsuit filed by the mother of an 11-year-old girl who broke one of her ankles at a trampoline house called the House of Boom in Louisville. Fox News, "Trampoline house's injury waiver not enforceable, court rules after girl, 11, breaks ankle," 15 June 2019

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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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