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ac·ro·bat

 (ăk′rə-băt′)
n.
1. One who is skilled in feats of balance and agility in gymnastics.
2. One who changes one's viewpoint on short notice in response to the circumstances.

[French acrobate, from Greek akrobatēs : akros, high; see acro- + bainein, bat-, to walk; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

ac′ro·bat′ic adj.
ac′ro·bat′i·cal·ly adv.

acrobat

(ˈækrəˌbæt)
n
1. (Theatre) an entertainer who performs acts that require skill, agility, and coordination, such as tumbling, swinging from a trapeze, or walking a tightrope
2. a person noted for his frequent and rapid changes of position or allegiances: a political acrobat.
[C19: via French from Greek akrobatēs acrobat, one who walks on tiptoe, from acro- + bat-, from bainein to walk]
ˌacroˈbatic adj
ˌacroˈbatically adv

ac•ro•bat

(ˈæk rəˌbæt)

n.
a performer of gymnastic feats requiring agility, balance, and coordination, as tumbling or walking on a tightrope.
[1815–25; < French acrobate < Greek akróbatos walking on tiptoe]

acrobat

- Derived from Greek akrobatos, "walking on tiptoe," from Greek akron, "summit," and baino, "walk."
See also related terms for summit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordinationacrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
aerialist - an acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze)
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
balancer - an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
circus acrobat - an acrobat who performs acrobatic feats in a circus
contortionist - an acrobat able to twist into unusual positions
funambulist, tightrope walker - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope

acrobat

noun gymnast, balancer, tumbler, tightrope walker, rope walker, funambulist A high-wire acrobat fell 50 ft to his death.
Translations
بَهْلَوَانيَهْلَوَان
akrobat
akrobat
akrobaatti
akrobat
akrobata
fimleikamaîur
軽業師
곡예사
akrobatasakrobatikaakrobatiškas
akrobāts
acrobat
akrobat
akrobat
akrobat
นักกายกรรม
diễn viên nhào lộn

acrobat

[ˈækrəbæt] Nacróbata mf

acrobat

[ˈækrəbæt] nacrobate mf
He's an acrobat → Il est acrobate.

acrobat

nAkrobat(in) m(f)

acrobat

[ˈækrəˌbæt] nacrobata m/f

acrobat

(ˈӕkrəbӕt) noun
a person in a circus etc who performs gymnastics.
ˌacroˈbatic adjective
ˌacroˈbatics noun plural
acrobatic performances.

acrobat

بَهْلَوَان akrobat akrobat Akrobat ακροβάτης acróbata akrobaatti acrobate akrobat acrobata 軽業師 곡예사 acrobaat akrobat akrobata acrobata акробат akrobat นักกายกรรม akrobat diễn viên nhào lộn 杂技演员
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