trampoline

noun
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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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 And which of the party’s two equal co-leaders — former novelist Robert Habeck or former trampoline competitor Annalena Baerbock — should run for high office in the next election? Erik Kirschbaum, latimes.com, "How climate change transformed Germany’s Greens into the country’s most popular political party," 12 June 2019 Photographer: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg 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, Bloomberg.com, "A Solar-Powered Yacht Lights Up the Singapore Show," 13 Apr. 2019 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, Bloomberg.com, "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, PEOPLE.com, "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. BostonGlobe.com, "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

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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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trampoline

noun

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

trampoline

noun
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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