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es·cap·ol·o·gy

 (ĕs′kā-pŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The art, skill, or practice of escaping.

es′cap·ol′o·gist n.

escapologist

(ˌɛskəˈpɒlədʒɪst)
n
(Professions) an entertainer who specializes in freeing himself or herself from confinement. Also called: escape artist
ˌescaˈpology n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escapologist - an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
conjurer, conjuror, magician, prestidigitator, illusionist - someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
Translations

escapologist

[ˌeskəɪˈpɒlədʒɪst] Nescapista mf

escapologist

nEntfesselungskünstler(in) m(f)
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AN escapologist had to be rescued from a grave after he failed an attempt to free himself with handcuffs on.
1926: Houdini, famous escapologist and magician, survived for one-and-a-half hours in a bronze coffin in a hotel swimming pool in Los Angeles.
1926: Houdini, famous escapologist and magician, survived for one-and-ahalf hours in a bronze coffin in a hotel swimming pool in Los Angeles.
Other Geordie crowd-pleasers taking part are contortionist and escapologist Chris Cross, comedians and panto stars Danny Adams and Clive Webb, who are also compering the show, and Britain's Got Talent 2014 star Nick Celino.
EIGHT years ago this week, Harry Houdini, the famous escapologist and magician, survived for one-and-a-half hours in a bronze coffin in a hotel swimming pool in Los Angeles.
From unlocking himself from a rocket-launched car before it drags him off a 200-foot cliff to scaling a flat building with his bare hands, the escapologist is Britain's modern-day Houdini.
NOW YOU SEE ME (12 CLOSE-UP conjurer Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), escapologist Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), mentalist Merrit McKinney (Woody Harrelson) and street magician Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) magically raid millions from a bank vault in Paris to the amazement of their sponsor Arthur Tressler and renowned sceptic Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) but soon the FBI are on their tails.
Internationally renowned magician, contortionist and escapologist Chris Cross will be entertaining guests during the evening on December 6 at Hotel du Vin with his unique blend of comedy and trickery.
Melbourne, August 30 ( ANI ): Hugh Jack is going to play the great escapologist Harry Houdini in a Broadway musical, which would feature music by Stephen Schwartz.
Whether she was just curious, or a car fan so in awe of her owner's blue MG that she wanted to explore every nook and cranny, the one thing Chips is not is an escapologist.
It's difficult to ignore the two tried-and-tested options - 'Harry Houdini act' and 'great escape' - but the legendary escapologist died in 1926 (with a proud record of never having been relegated) while the classic Steve McQueen film was released in 1963.
His interest in magic began when he was a kid and he nicked a book about sleight of hand from a library, so it's appropriate that the theme of his first episode is Crime and includes a car stunt quite similar (although not as daring) to one performed on TV recently by escapologist Jonathan Goodwin.