from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tightrope for aerialists that is stretched very high above the ground.
- idiom high-wire act Slang A risky job or operation.
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- n. a tightrope very high above the ground
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The tension that precedes the high wire aerialists attempting for the first time the death-defying simultaneous three-person triple somersault.