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



BrE BrE//trəˈpiːz//
; NAmE NAmE//træˈpiːz//
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a wooden or metal bar hanging from two pieces of rope high above the ground, used especially by circus performers a trapeze artist Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French trapèze, from late Latin trapezium, from Greek trapezion, from trapeza ‘table’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trapeze