Definition of acrobat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈækrəbæt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækrəbæt//
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an entertainer who performs difficult acts such as balancing on high ropes, especially at a circus Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French acrobate, from Greek akrobatēs, from akrobatos ‘walking on tiptoe’, from akron ‘tip’ + bainein ‘to walk’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: acrobat