from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who performs on a tightrope or a slack rope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. tightrope walker
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ropewalker or ropedancer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A performer on a stretched rope; a rope-walker or rope-dancer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope
From Latin fūnambulus : fūnis, rope + ambulāre, to walk.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French funambule or its source, Latin funambulus, from funis ‘rope’ + ambulare ‘walk’. (Wiktionary)