trapeze


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tra·peze

 (tră-pēz′, trə-)
n.
1. A short horizontal bar suspended from two parallel ropes, used for gymnastic exercises or for acrobatic stunts.
2. Nautical A cable rigged to support a sailor in hiking out on a racing yacht.
3. An article of clothing, such as a jacket, dress, or coat, that is cut so as to hang down from the shoulders and swing out and away around the hips and legs.

[French trapèze, from Late Latin trapezium, trapezoid; see trapezium.]

trapeze

(trəˈpiːz)
n
1. (Gymnastics) a free-swinging bar attached to two ropes, used by circus acrobats, etc
2. (Nautical Terms) a sling like a bosun's chair at one end of a line attached to the masthead of a light racing sailing boat, used in sitting out
[C19: from French trapèze, from New Latin; see trapezium]

tra•peze

(træˈpiz; esp. Brit. trə-)

n.
an apparatus, used in gymnastics and acrobatics, consisting of a short horizontal bar attached to the ends of two suspended ropes.
[1860–65; < French trapèze, literally, trapezium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trapeze - a swing used by circus acrobatstrapeze - a swing used by circus acrobats  
swing - mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
Translations
أرْجوحَه
visutá hrazda
trapez
fimleikaróla
trapecija
trapece
visutá hrazda

trapeze

[trəˈpiːz]
A. Ntrapecio m
B. CPD trapeze artist Ntrapecista mf

trapeze

[trəˈpiːz] ntrapèze mtrapeze artist ntrapéziste mf

trapeze

n (in circus) → Trapez nt

trapeze

[trəˈpiːz] n (di circo) → trapezio

trapeze

(trəˈpiːz) , ((American) trӕ-) noun
a horizontal bar hung on two ropes, on which gymnasts or acrobats perform. They performed on the trapeze; (also adjective) a trapeze artist.

trapeze

n (for a hospital bed) trapecio (para una cama hospitalaria)
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She did trapeze work and used to dive from under the roof into a net, turning over once on the way as nice as you please.
He was watching with much amusement a quarrel between a couple of trapeze artists.
This agony of embarrassment was due to the fact that the sister-in-law was sitting opposite to him, in a dress, specially put on, as he fancied, for his benefit, cut particularly open, in the shape of a trapeze, on her white bosom.
Invent a piano which will respond as delicately to the turning of a handle as our present ones do to the pressure of the fingers, and the acrobats will be driven back to their carpets and trapezes, because the sole faculty necessary to the executant musician will be the musical faculty, and no other will enable him to obtain a hearing.
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