Brachiate meaning

brākē-ĭt, -āt, brăkē-
Having arms or armlike appendages.
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To move by swinging with the arms from one hold to another, as certain apes do.
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Having widely spreading branches, alternately arranged.
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To swing arm over arm from one hold to the next, as certain apes and monkeys do.
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Having arms or armlike appendages.
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To move by swinging with the arms from one hold to another, as certain apes do.
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(intransitive) To move like a brachiator; to swing from branch to branch, advance by brachiation.

...brachiating from handhold to handhold like chimpanzees in a jungle.

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Origin of brachiate

  • Latin brācchiātus from brācchium arm V., from New Latin brāchiāre brāchiāt- from brācchium brachium

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

  • From Latin brachiatus, from brachium ‘arm, branch’.

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from brachiator.

    From Wiktionary