trapeze

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noun tra·peze \tra-ˈpēz also trə-\

Definition of trapeze

  1. :  a gymnastic or acrobatic apparatus consisting of a short horizontal bar suspended by two parallel ropes

Examples of trapeze in a sentence

  1. performing tricks on the trapeze

Origin and Etymology of trapeze

French trapèze, literally, trapezoid, from New Latin trapezium


First Known Use: 1861


TRAPEZE Defined for English Language Learners

trapeze

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noun tra·peze \tra-ˈpēz also trə-\

Definition of trapeze for English Language Learners

  • : a short bar that is hung high above the ground by two ropes and that is held by circus performers who perform athletic tricks on it


TRAPEZE Defined for Kids

trapeze

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noun tra·peze \tra-ˈpēz\

Definition of trapeze for Students

  1. :  a short horizontal bar hung from two parallel ropes and used by acrobats


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