Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strong, taut fabric attached with springs to a metal frame and used for gymnastic springing and tumbling.

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  • noun A gymnastic and recreational device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many coiled springs as anchors.
  • noun programming Any of a variety of looping or jumping instructions in specific programming languages
  • verb To jump as if on a trampoline
  • verb programming To rewrite computer code to use trampolines

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  • noun gymnastic apparatus consisting of a strong canvas sheet attached with springs to a metal frame; used for tumbling

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish trampolín and Italian trampolino (Italian, from Spanish), from tràmpoli, stilts, of Germanic origin.]

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From Spanish trampolín and/or Italian trampolino.

Examples

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  • If you put a frog on a trampoline do they cancel each other out?

    May 8, 2009

  • I would think they would double the frog's jumping ability.

    May 8, 2009

  • Alright, a frog on a kangaroo on a pogo stick on a trampoline.

    May 8, 2009

  • Gives a frog with eight times its ordinary jumping ability.

    May 8, 2009