trapeze

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tra·peze

 (tră-pēz′, trə-)
n.
1. A short horizontal bar suspended from two parallel ropes, used for gymnastic exercises or for acrobatic stunts.
2. Nautical A cable rigged to support a sailor in hiking out on a racing yacht.
3. An article of clothing, such as a jacket, dress, or coat, that is cut so as to hang down from the shoulders and swing out and away around the hips and legs.

[French trapèze, from Late Latin trapezium, trapezoid; see trapezium.]

trapeze

(trəˈpiːz)
n
1. (Gymnastics) a free-swinging bar attached to two ropes, used by circus acrobats, etc
2. (Nautical Terms) a sling like a bosun's chair at one end of a line attached to the masthead of a light racing sailing boat, used in sitting out
[C19: from French trapèze, from New Latin; see trapezium]

tra•peze

(træˈpiz; esp. Brit. trə-)

n.
an apparatus, used in gymnastics and acrobatics, consisting of a short horizontal bar attached to the ends of two suspended ropes.
[1860–65; < French trapèze, literally, trapezium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trapeze - a swing used by circus acrobatstrapeze - a swing used by circus acrobats  
swing - mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
Translations
أرْجوحَه
visutá hrazda
trapez
fimleikaróla
trapecija
trapece
visutá hrazda

trapeze

[trəˈpiːz]
A. Ntrapecio m
B. CPD trapeze artist Ntrapecista mf

trapeze

[trəˈpiːz] ntrapèze mtrapeze artist ntrapéziste mf

trapeze

n (in circus) → Trapez nt

trapeze

[trəˈpiːz] n (di circo) → trapezio

trapeze

(trəˈpiːz) , ((American) trӕ-) noun
a horizontal bar hung on two ropes, on which gymnasts or acrobats perform. They performed on the trapeze; (also adjective) a trapeze artist.

trapeze

n (for a hospital bed) trapecio (para una cama hospitalaria)
References in periodicals archive ?
When I left for college, I managed a few flying trapezes which helped me pay for school."
Soviet trapeze artists usually performed with a safety net below them, but the daring Americans on their flying trapezes performed without a net.