American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short horizontal bar suspended from two parallel ropes, used for gymnastic exercises or for acrobatic stunts.
- n. An article of women's clothing, such as a jacket, dress, or coat, that is cut so as to hang down from the shoulders and swing out and away around the hips and legs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trapezium.
- n. In gymnastics, a swing consisting of one or more cross-bars, each suspended by two cords at some distance from the ground, on which various exercises or feats of strength and agility are performed.
- n. archaic A trapezium.
- n. A swinging horizontal bar, suspended at each end by a rope; — used by gymnasts.
- v. To swing on a trapeze
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) A trapezium. See trapezium, 1.
- n. A swinging horizontal bar, suspended at each end by a rope; -- used by gymnasts.
- n. a swing used by circus acrobats
- From French trapèze, from Latin trapezium. (Wiktionary)
- French trapèze, from Late Latin trapezium, trapezoid; see trapezium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There also is "what we call a trapeze jump" on one of the eastern towers, Hale said - a trapeze bar suspended about 7 feet from the tower, about chest high.”
“There also is "what we call a trapeze jump" on one of the eastern towers, Hale said - a trapeze bar suspended about seven feet from the tower, about chest high.”
“Joe started for the animal tent, and then remembered that he needed in his act that day a certain short trapeze, the ends of the ropes being provided with hooks that caught over the bar of another trapeze.”
“In another, two dancers do a slow trapeze, which is harder—think about it—than a fast one, and sing a version of Rowland Salley's "Killing the Blues.”
“Another humorist, one accustomed to view the world from heights known as trapeze elevations, we met a little later on our way out of the narrow upper streets; he was also looking down over Trouville.”
“You can also call the trapeze center to verify the balance under my name.”
“Associated Press Yves Saint Laurent The "trapeze" look, which took its name from the French word for trapezoid, was a runway hit that changed the shape of women's fashions for years to come.”
“I'm loving the trapeze silhouette lately "trapeze" sounds so much better than "tent", doesn't it?”
“From where we stood subterranean passages led to the advanced trenches down there, and to a famous "trapeze" on the right of the German position, forming an angle behind the enemy's lines, so that now and again their soldiers might be seen.”
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