trampoline

play
noun tram·po·line \ ˌtram-pə-ˈlēn , ˈtram-pə-ˌ \

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

trampoliner

play \-ˈlē-nər, -ˌlē-\ noun

trampolinist

play \-nist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of trampoline

Italian trampolino springboard, from trampoli stilts, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Low German trampen to stamp


TRAMPOLINE Defined for English Language Learners

trampoline

play
noun

Definition of trampoline for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TRAMPOLINE Defined for Kids

trampoline

play
noun tram·po·line \ ˌtram-pə-ˈlēn \

Definition of trampoline for Students

:a canvas sheet or web supported by springs in a metal frame used for springing and landing in acrobatic tumbling

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