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funambulist

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fu·nam·bu·list  (fy-nmby-lst)
n.
One who performs on a tightrope or a slack rope.

[From Latin fnambulus : fnis, rope + ambulre, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]

fu·nambu·lism n.

funambulist (fjuːˈnæmbjʊlɪst)
n
1. a tightrope walker
[C18: from Latin fūnambulus rope dancer, from fūnis rope + ambulāre to walk]
fuˈnambulism n
fu•nam•bu•list (fyuˈnæm byə lɪst)

n.
a tightrope walker.
[1785–95; < Latin fūnambul(us) tightrope walker]
fu•nam′bu•lism, n.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.funambulist - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack ropefunambulist - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope
acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination


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