American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An acrobat who performs in the air, as on a trapeze or tightrope.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An aërial navigator; one skilled in aëronautics.
- n. An acrobat performing high off the ground, defying a fall to earth, as on a trapeze or a tightrope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an athlete who performs acts high above the ground on a trapeze or high wire, requiring skill and agility and coordination.
- n. Slang a burglar who gains entrance to buildings from the rooftop, sometimes leaping from building to building in the process. A type of second-story man.
- n. an acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze)
“Deadman, known as aerialist Boston Brand before Rama Kushna a character lifted from Hinduism's divine spirit”
“I think I'm doing this series of posts on images of trapeze artists/tightrope walkers because the word "aerialist" is so cool.”
“The hula hooper was named Aerial Emery—her mother was an aerialist, she said, and that's how she got her name—and she is currently majoring in hula hooping at clown college in Quebec.”
“The musical has also incurred citations for labor safety violations after several performers were injured on set last year; one aerialist was hospitalized for serious injuries after a reported 30-foot fall.”
“In 2009, director James Marsh won an Academy Award for "Man on Wire," which told the story of Philippe Petit, an anti-authoritarian aerialist who in 1974 walked from one Twin Tower to the other on a tightrope.”
“By the time last week's incident unfolded - in which dancer/aerialist Christopher Tierney fell when his harness malfunctioned -- the perfect storm for a moral panic had been set.”
“That woman was Lina Tcherjazova, an extremely talented aerialist from Uzbekistan.”
“Now, while it seems forever when you are in the air, an aerialist is actually airborne for about three seconds -- as compared to the top basketball players, who are airborne for one.”
“I can now put 'experienced aerialist' on my r é sum é ," said Ms. Damiano as she finished her soup.”
“A line, it seems, that might be about as thin as the hairline skull fracture of aerialist Christopher Tierney, who recently fell 30 feet from a platform -- his fall unbroken by a safety harness -- and was hospitalized with multiple injuries.”
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*sigh* I wish I had lived in the barnstorming era. In my flying days, I loved nothing more than flipping around in the air and landing in fields or on dirt runways. (^-^)
Looking for tweets for aerialist.