Acrobat Definition

ăkrə-băt
acrobats
noun
One who is skilled in feats of balance and agility in gymnastics.
American Heritage
An expert performer of tricks in tumbling or on the trapeze, tightrope, etc.; skilled gymnast.
Webster's New World
One who changes one's viewpoint on short notice in response to the circumstances.
American Heritage
The definition of an acrobat is a gymnast who performs tricks while tumbling or suspended in the air.
Examples of acrobats are the Cirque du Soleil performers.
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An athlete who performs acts requiring skill, agility and coordination.

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Other Word Forms of Acrobat

Noun

Singular:
acrobat
Plural:
acrobats

Origin of Acrobat

  • Borrowing from French acrobate, from Ancient Greek ἀκροβάτης (akrobatēs, “walking on tiptoe, climbing aloft”), from ἀκροβατέω (akrobateō, “I walk on tiptoe”), from ἄκρον (akron, “highest or farthest point, mountain top, peak”) + βαίνω (bainō, “I walk, step”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French acrobate from Greek akrobatēs akros high acro– bainein bat- to walk gwā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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