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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: acrobate, from Greek akrobates, from akrobatos 'walking on the ends of the toes', from akros 'nearest the end or top' + bainein 'to go'

acrobat

noun
     
Related topics: Performing, Sport
ac‧ro‧bat [countable]
DSAP someone who entertains people by doing difficult physical actions such as walking on their hands or balancing on a high rope, especially at a circus

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