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 trampoline (audio) , ˈtram-​pə-​ˌlē-​nər \ noun
trampolinist \ ˌtram-​pə-​ˈlē-​nist How to pronounce trampoline (audio) , ˈtram-​pə-​ˌlē-​nist \ noun

Examples of trampoline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The developer of the project owns a similar trampoline park in Crystal Lake, but has said in the past the Aurora site would be bigger and have more recreational opportunities. Steve Lord,, "Aurora approves liquor license for restaurant at Mega Fun Park," 19 Apr. 2021 Fox News could not immediately reach the Illinois trampoline park for comment. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, "Illinois adult accused of biting security guard at family trampoline center," 11 Apr. 2021 For the first time under the tier system, such venues — think bowling alleys, escape rooms and trampoline parks — can open indoors. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A guide to reopening in the COVID-19 orange tier: what San Diegans need to know," 8 Apr. 2021 Instead of hitting the ball over a net, players hit it onto a circular trampoline-like apparatus that sits just above the ground. Matt Villano, CNN, "10 outdoor game ideas for the whole family," 16 Dec. 2020 During games, a man dressed as Lucky gets the fans hyped with trampoline dunks and other antics. Ben Flanagan |, al, "St. Patrick’s Day: 9 famous leprechauns in pop culture," 17 Mar. 2021 Though trampolines may feel like a throwback to your childhood, the up-and-coming trampoline workouts use smaller, in-home devices. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "From trampolines to hula hoops: Unexpected cardio workouts to help you get fit," 19 Feb. 2021 The kids invented a game that involved placing all their leaves from the yard on the trampoline. Keith Bierygolick, The Enquirer, "Work-life balance got weird during the pandemic. How will it affect families in the future?," 7 Mar. 2021 Are there any trampoline parks in this part of Iceland? Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, "The Challenge: Double Agents Recap: Big Trust Issues," 4 Mar. 2021

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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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9 May 2021

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“Trampoline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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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