American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strong, taut sheet, usually of canvas, attached with springs to a metal frame and used for gymnastic springing and tumbling.
- n. A gymnastic and recreational device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many coiled springs as anchors.
- n. programming Any of a variety of looping or jumping instructions in specific programming languages
- v. To jump as if on a trampoline
- v. programming To rewrite computer code to use trampolines
- n. gymnastic apparatus consisting of a strong canvas sheet attached with springs to a metal frame; used for tumbling
- From Spanish trampolín and/or Italian trampolino. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish trampolín and Italian trampolino (Italian, from Spanish), from tràmpoli, stilts, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The name trampoline comes from the Spanish "trampolin," or diving board.”
“It was while touring Mexico City that Mr. Nissen said he was inspired to name his invention "trampoline," after a Spanish word for diving board.”
“However, this should not occur until the snow has left and the trampoline is ready for action.”
“The Chinese also have risen recently in trampoline, enough to push the country's gymnastics medal haul to double figures.”
“She finished first in trampoline at the Olympic Trials to earn a spot on the Olympic team.”
“Blanchard finished first in trampoline and synchronized trampoline at the 2008 Winter Classic.”
“No word yet on where this trampoline is located, but I hope the landowners remove it before the firearms season … bucks have enough hiding places as it is!”
“An innertube trampoline is not a mini motorcycle, and he damn well knew it.”
“Jennifer Parilla finished ninth in trampoline; Mary Sanders was ninth in rhythmic gymnastics.”
“The 23-year-old from Newport Beach, Calif., is the first and only U.S. athlete to qualify for and compete in trampoline at the Olympics.”
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