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ac·ro·bat

 (ăk′rə-băt′)
n.
1. One who is skilled in feats of balance and agility in gymnastics.
2. One who changes one's viewpoint on short notice in response to the circumstances.

[French acrobate, from Greek akrobatēs : akros, high; see acro- + bainein, bat-, to walk; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

ac′ro·bat′ic adj.
ac′ro·bat′i·cal·ly adv.

acrobat

(ˈækrəˌbæt)
n
1. (Theatre) an entertainer who performs acts that require skill, agility, and coordination, such as tumbling, swinging from a trapeze, or walking a tightrope
2. a person noted for his frequent and rapid changes of position or allegiances: a political acrobat.
[C19: via French from Greek akrobatēs acrobat, one who walks on tiptoe, from acro- + bat-, from bainein to walk]
ˌacroˈbatic adj
ˌacroˈbatically adv

ac•ro•bat

(ˈæk rəˌbæt)

n.
a performer of gymnastic feats requiring agility, balance, and coordination, as tumbling or walking on a tightrope.
[1815–25; < French acrobate < Greek akróbatos walking on tiptoe]

acrobat

- Derived from Greek akrobatos, "walking on tiptoe," from Greek akron, "summit," and baino, "walk."
See also related terms for summit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordinationacrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
aerialist - an acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze)
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
balancer - an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
circus acrobat - an acrobat who performs acrobatic feats in a circus
contortionist - an acrobat able to twist into unusual positions
funambulist, tightrope walker - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope

acrobat

noun gymnast, balancer, tumbler, tightrope walker, rope walker, funambulist A high-wire acrobat fell 50 ft to his death.
Translations
بَهْلَوَانيَهْلَوَان
akrobat
akrobat
akrobaatti
akrobat
akrobata
fimleikamaîur
軽業師
곡예사
akrobatasakrobatikaakrobatiškas
akrobāts
acrobat
akrobat
akrobat
akrobat
นักกายกรรม
diễn viên nhào lộn

acrobat

[ˈækrəbæt] Nacróbata mf

acrobat

[ˈækrəbæt] nacrobate mf
He's an acrobat → Il est acrobate.

acrobat

nAkrobat(in) m(f)

acrobat

[ˈækrəˌbæt] nacrobata m/f

acrobat

(ˈӕkrəbӕt) noun
a person in a circus etc who performs gymnastics.
ˌacroˈbatic adjective
ˌacroˈbatics noun plural
acrobatic performances.

acrobat

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References in classic literature ?
Nobody but an acrobat will voluntarily spend years at such a difficult mechanical puzzle as the keyboard, and so we have to take our impressions of Beethoven's sonatas from acrobats who vie with each other in the rapidity of their prestos, or the staying power of their left wrists.
I can't stand on my head, but I can applaud a clever acrobat.
But the next movement was the most unexpected of all, for the prince standing in the doorway passed suddenly from the dignity of a statue to the swiftness of an acrobat and rent the revolver out of the detective's hand.
Observe the music-hall acrobat as he prepares to swing from the roof by his eyelids.
And then I leapt up, desperate with the pain; and, with my tortured hands spread wide to balance me, I walked those few yards, between rising sea and falling fire, and falling sea and rising fire, as an acrobat walks a rope, and by God's grace without mishap.
No one but an acrobat or a sailor could have got up to that bell-rope from the bracket, and no one but a sailor could have made the knots with which the cord was fastened to the chair.
With the skill of an acrobat, he got into the lodge by an upper window which had been left open, and returned ten minutes later.
And there, with the acrobats on one side of them and the Punch-and- Judy show on the other, they would hang out a big sign which read, "COME AND SEE THE MARVELOUS TWO-HEADED ANIMAL FROM THE JUNGLES OF AFRICA.
When the verities become acrobats, we can judge them.
That gentleman was a sort of Barnum, the director of a troupe of mountebanks, jugglers, clowns, acrobats, equilibrists, and gymnasts, who, according to the placard, was giving his last performances before leaving the Empire of the Sun for the States of the Union.
Every time he pulled out the frame of a new glass, a new black figure of Father Brown appeared; the absurd glass chamber was full of Father Browns, upside down in the air like angels, turning somersaults like acrobats, turning their backs to everybody like very rude persons.
Physically, she was the perfect woman--you know what I mean, not in the gross, muscular way of acrobats, but in all the delicacy of line and fragility of frame and texture.