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A person who performs feats of balance, such as tightrope walking.

[French équilibriste, from équilibre, equilibrium, from Latin aequilībrium; see equilibrium.]

e·quil′i·bris′tic adj.


(Professions) a person who performs balancing feats, esp on a high wire
eˌquiliˈbristic adj


(ɪˈkwɪl ə brɪst, ˌi kwəˈlɪb rɪst, ˌɛk wə-)

a performer skilled at feats of balancing, as a tightrope walker.
[1750–60; < French]
e•quil`i•bris′tic, adj.


one who performs feats that require an unusual sense of balance, as a tightrope walker.
See also: Acrobatics, Performing
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