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 (ho͞o-dē′nē), Harry Originally Ehrich Weiss. 1874-1926.
Hungarian-born American magician known for his escapes from chains, handcuffs, straitjackets, and padlocked containers.

Houdini

(huːˈdiːnɪ)
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(Biography) Harry, real name Ehrich Weiss. 1874–1926, US magician and escapologist

Hou•di•ni

(huˈdi ni)

n.
Harry (Erich Weiss), 1874–1926, U.S. magician.
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Noun1.Houdini - United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)Houdini - United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)
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