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An acrobat who performs in the air, as on a trapeze or tightrope.
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chiefly US a trapeze artist or tightrope walker
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aer•i•al•ist(ˈɛər i ə lɪst, eɪˈɪər i ə-)
1. a trapeze artist.
2. Slang. a burglar who gains entrance to a building by leaping from rooftop to rooftop, sliding down ropes, or the like.
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a person who performs aerial acrobatics, as a trapeze artist, tightrope walker, stunt flier, etc.See also: Aviation, Tightrope Walking
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|Noun||1.||aerialist - an acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze)|
acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
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