tightrope walking

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Tightrope Walking

See also acrobatics.

a person who performs aerial acrobatics, as a trapeze artist, tightrope walker, stunt flier, etc.
the art or skill of tightrope walking. — funambulist, n.
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Noun1.tightrope walking - walking on a tightrope or slack rope
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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adam lallana 6 (for Ings, 76) Not on for long, but still managed to execute a few of his trademark Cruyff turns joe allen (for Lucas 79) A late replacement for the tightrope-walking Brazilian.
MEL & Sue's animal special with a woman attempting, and failing, to hypnotise a live chicken with a piece of chalk and Ozzie, the tightrope-walking dog, twice coming a cropper.
As soon as you open the cockpit," says Steiner, "there are adverse winds all around you and every single movement is turned into an exhausting tightrope-walking act.
According to Assouni, though, the idea of young boys and girls gathering to learn somersaults, dancing and tightrope-walking was too much to bear for the radical Islamists living nearby
Visitors will even have the chance to try out new extreme sport slacklining, which is like tightrope-walking.