tightrope walker


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tightrope walker

n
(Theatre) an acrobat who performs on a tightrope
tightrope walking n
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Noun1.tightrope walker - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack ropetightrope walker - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope
acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
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Translations

tightrope walker

nSeiltänzer(in) m(f)
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tightrope walker

nfunambolo/a
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References in classic literature ?
From one lofty branch the agile creature swung with Clayton through a dizzy arc to a neighboring tree; then for a hundred yards maybe the sure feet threaded a maze of interwoven limbs, balancing like a tightrope walker high above the black depths of verdure beneath.
| 1859: The great tightrope walker Blondin crossed Niagara Falls from the US to Canada in just eight minutes.
Callie is a tightrope walker, and she finds it hard to adjust to her new town and high school.
TIGHTROPE WALKER TO RECREATE FAMOUS STUNT AT THE PIECE HALL Tightrope artist Chris Bullzini in action HISTORY will be recreated on September 15 when a tight-rope walker will perform a death-defying stunt at Halifax's Piece Hall.
1859: Tightrope walker Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls from the US to Canada in just eight minutes.
Highlights included a tightrope walker, showgirls, acrobats, clowns, and exotic animals The Carnevale di Venezia is among the oldest carnivals in the world.
The Blondin Restaurant takes its name from The Blondin, an aerial ropeway named after 19th century tightrope walker Charles Blondin that was developed to transport slate in open quarries in North Wales, including Penrhyn.
From the ever growing pile of spent matches to the blinded tightrope walker, the despair and physical symptoms are empathetically portrayed in moving vignettes.
There is also a butterfly, a tightrope walker and even a monster.
The debate we're having, true to our times, is both dumber and more malicious, and it was on display this month as at least two of our finest institutions of higher learning, Stanford and Oberlin, treated us to the intellectual equivalent of watching a tightrope walker trip and go splat on the asphalt.
Over the course of seventy-three minutes, a tightrope walker methodically transports the artworks from the first hilltop to the second, eventually sliding each picture into its allotted place within the cube.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays the lead role of real-life French tightrope walker Philippe Petit who achieved his dream in 1974, but failed to capture himself in action, although there are photographs of him during his walk.