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es·cap·ol·o·gy

 (ĕs′kā-pŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The art, skill, or practice of escaping.

es′cap·ol′o·gist n.

escapologist

(ˌɛskəˈpɒlədʒɪst)
n
(Professions) an entertainer who specializes in freeing himself or herself from confinement. Also called: escape artist
ˌescaˈpology n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escapologist - an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
conjurer, conjuror, magician, prestidigitator, illusionist - someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
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escapologist

[ˌeskəɪˈpɒlədʒɪst] Nescapista mf

escapologist

nEntfesselungskünstler(in) m(f)
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Master of Magic Ali Cook is a daring escapologist, sleight of hand expert, stage illusionist, and performer of thought control.
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ITV's The Next Great Magician feeling the need for the warning: "Do not try this at home," as a straitjacketed escapologist was set ablaze.
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ONE Cardiff Remembered reader who enjoyed my piece on Harry Houdini (July 8) was Len Lewis, of Penarth, who told me: "I was very interested in your article in the South Wales Echo about Houdini as in the 1970s I was being billed as Wales' only escapologist.
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AN escapologist had to be rescued from a grave after he failed an attempt to free himself with handcuffs on.
EIGHT years ago this week, Harry Houdini, the famous escapologist and magician, survived for one-and-a-half hours in a bronze coffin in a hotel swimming pool in Los Angeles.
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