Brachiate Definition

brākē-ĭt, -āt, brăkē-
brachiated, brachiates, brachiating
Having arms or armlike appendages.
American Heritage Medicine
Having widely spreading branches, alternately arranged.
Webster's New World
To swing arm over arm from one hold to the next, as certain apes and monkeys do.
Webster's New World

(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.

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

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