Definitions

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

  • noun A short horizontal bar suspended from two parallel ropes, used for gymnastic exercises or for acrobatic stunts.
  • noun Nautical A cable rigged to support a sailor in hiking out on a racing yacht.
  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trapezium.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geom.) A trapezium. See trapezium, 1.
  • noun A swinging horizontal bar, suspended at each end by a rope; -- used by gymnasts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A trapezium.
  • noun A swinging horizontal bar, suspended at each end by a rope; — used by gymnasts.
  • verb To swing on a trapeze

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a swing used by circus acrobats

Etymologies

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

[French trapèze, from Late Latin trapezium, trapezoid; see trapezium.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French trapèze, from Latin trapezium.

Examples

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

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