tightrope walking


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tightrope walking - walking on a tightrope or slack rope
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
References in periodicals archive ?
Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Petit, after being taught tightrope walking skills by the high-wire artist, who's now 66.
Her daily routine once consisted of endurance cycling, speed running, and tightrope walking, and that was just to escape Tiger at his most rampant.
It's tightrope walking and someone has fallen off the tightrope into the lion's cage.
Pupils had a go at tightrope walking, juggling and walking on stilts before creating and directing their own show to demonstrate their newfound skills.
A TIGHTROPE walking dog has swept into the latest edition of Guinness World Records.
The services are divided into three separate parts: flying trapeze and tightrope walking, cycling, park multisport games.
A group of extreme sports fanatics set up this amazing "mid-air campsite" 420ft above the Utah desert and used it as a base for two weeks of tightrope walking and base jumping.
Blondin was paid huge fees for his performances and carried on tightrope walking into his 70s.
China Central Television claimed that the acrobat would have set a new world record for tightrope walking if he had completed the spectacular stunt.
Cochrane walked the 1,300ft long wire without a safety harness and no nets below relying only on his talent, balance and 50 years of experience of tightrope walking at breathtaking heights
Nik has been tightrope walking since the age of two and holds six Guinness records for daredevil stunts.
From tightrope walking and acrobatics through to a fun image of her being carried around by her dance troupe, there's plenty of insight into the hard work and planning that goes in to such a high-profile tour.