Definition of trapeze
: a gymnastic or acrobatic apparatus consisting of a short horizontal bar suspended by two parallel ropes
Examples of trapeze in a Sentence
performing tricks on the trapeze
Recent Examples of trapeze from the Web
Almost every act that followed was equally entertaining, from the couple performing together in an aerial act to the contortionist spiders to the scarabs on the trapeze.
Cincinnati Circus trapeze and strolling magicians, exhibits, children's games, bounce house, food and merchandise vendors.
Cincinnati Circus trapeze and strolling magicians, exhibits, children’s games, bounce house, food and merchandise vendors.
Teatro ZinZanni, the cirque/cabaret/comedy/dining company which long held court across the street from McCaw Hall, is taking its trapezes, chanteuses and multicourse meals to the Eastside.
Dish & Tell —the book, not the hype —offers anonymous accounts of rape by an ex-boyfriend, encounters with the flame of a cheating husband and plenty of more conventional experiences, like a liberating swing on a Club Med trapeze.
That there was no tent over the final show, no striped eaves from which the daring young man on the flying trapeze could hang, felt fitting.
Ibarra started on the trampoline and then the trapeze.
More than 60 of the jumping surfaces set up a variety of moves, from a slam-dunk to a fall from a trapeze.
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Origin and Etymology of trapeze
French trapèze, literally, trapezoid, from New Latin trapezium
First Known Use: 1861See Words from the same year
TRAPEZE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of trapeze for Students
: a short horizontal bar hung from two parallel ropes and used by acrobats
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