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aer·i·al·ist

 (âr′ē-ə-lĭst)
n.
An acrobat who performs in the air, as on a trapeze or tightrope.

aerialist

(ˈɛərɪəlɪst)
n
chiefly US a trapeze artist or tightrope walker

aer•i•al•ist

(ˈɛər i ə lɪst, eɪˈɪər i ə-)

n.
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.
[1900–05]

aerialist

a person who performs aerial acrobatics, as a trapeze artist, tightrope walker, stunt flier, etc.
See also: Aviation, Tightrope Walking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aerialist - an acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze)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
ropedancer, ropewalker - an acrobat who performs on a rope stretched at some height above the ground
Translations
légtornász

aerialist

n (US) (on trapeze) → Trapezkünstler(in) m(f); (on high wire) → Seiltänzer(in) m(f)
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