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

Examples of trampoline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phone: 513-563-0001 Sports Plus This sports facility has basketball and volleyball courts, zip lines, trampolines, a rock wall, games and of course, ice rinks. Briana Rice,, "5 places where you can still go ice skating in Greater Cincinnati," 3 Jan. 2020 Children clamored for a carousel, flying chair swings, bouncy castles, super slides, trampolines, and a rock-climbing wall., "Christmas in the City," 23 Dec. 2019 Walmart actually kicked off its holiday season in late October, touting deals on trampolines, smart TVs and more. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Walmart's Black Friday deals start on a Wednesday," 14 Nov. 2019 Nine years later, that dream has manifested as Launch, a children’s trampoline park franchise Law helped found., "Ty Law keeps jumping around - The Boston Globe," 18 Nov. 2019 Sky High Sports, an indoor trampoline park in Niles, extended its hours last Thursday. Abdel Jimenez,, "Parents scramble to find activities, camps for kids as CPS strike drags on — but some programs are full. ‘I’ve been receiving a whole lot of phone calls.’," 23 Oct. 2019 In December 2019, Carnival will debut its newest ship, Carnival Panorama, which will feature an indoor trampoline park, and in 2022, Mardis Gras will become the cruise line’s largest ship and will feature the first roller coaster at sea. Stefanie Waldek, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 Amber watches as Kalee and Kolbe play on a trampoline while Kahne walks toward his mother. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, "‘I’m gonna lose everything’," 9 Nov. 2019 She was hurt while performing her own stunts on a trampoline and was reportedly taken to a hospital for examination. Ale Russian,, "Charlize Theron Explains How She Injured Her Hand 'Fighting a Very Big Guy' in a New Movie," 8 Oct. 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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7 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Trampoline.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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