from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An acrobat who performs in the air, as on a trapeze or tightrope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An acrobat performing high off the ground, defying a fall to earth, as on a trapeze or a tightrope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an athlete who performs acts high above the ground on a trapeze or high wire, requiring skill and agility and coordination.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An aërial navigator; one skilled in aëronautics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze)
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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.