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 Indoor active play: Consider lowering the wreckage factor here: foam balls, an inflatable punching bag, juggling balls, an over-the-door basketball hoop, pull-up bar, balance board, floor mats or interlocking foam tiles, mini trampoline. Catherine Newman, New York Times, "How to Host Your Family’s Own Personal Summer Camp," 18 May 2020 The hotels are closed, as are more esoteric attractions such as the Walt Disney Family Museum and an indoor trampoline playground. John King,, "Saving a national treasure: Presidio Trust tightens belt for rocky future," 7 May 2020 The delivery giant is logging higher revenue as millions of homebound Americans shop online for everything from toothpaste to trampolines during the coronavirus pandemic. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, "UPS Slashes Spending, Halts Stock Buybacks as Coronavirus Upends Business," 28 Apr. 2020 Joe Buck, Fox’s lead MLB and NFL broadcaster, put voice to videos submitted by fans attempting athletes tricks around their home, from trampoline basketball shots to flips off exercise balls. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "The Check-In: L.A. play-by-play broadcasters silenced during coronavirus outbreak," 27 Apr. 2020 With a minimum $1000 purchase of a basketball hoop, swing set or trampoline anytime during March, customers will receive a 100 percent refund on their purchase if the Reds win the World Series. Dave Clark,, "Recreations Outlet offers 100 percent refund with Cincinnati Reds' 2020 World Series win," 5 Mar. 2020 Her shopping list includes a TV, iPad, Amazon Fire TV Stick and a trampoline for her 4-year-old daughter. Author: Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, "Weeks after ‘Black Friday’ sales started, it’s finally here. And it’s anticlimactic.," 29 Nov. 2019 She and her classmates were supposed to be jumping at a trampoline park, crowding into photo booths and goofing off. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "Ten senior stories: Anchorage high school grads share perspectives on finishing during a crisis-altered calendar," 2 May 2020 On one corner of the intersection, there's a trampoline park and new brewery. USA Today, "Coronavirus spares one neighborhood but ravages the next. Race and class spell the difference.," 2 May 2020

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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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26 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Trampoline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 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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