• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Equilibrist One who balances himself in unnatural positions and hazardous movements; a balancer. "When the equilibrist balances a rod upon his finger."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n equilibrist One who balances equally; one who practises balancing in unnatural positions and hazardous movements, as a rope-dancer or funambulist.
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In literature:

The performance was much like all acrobatic displays; but it must be confessed that the Japanese are the first equilibrists in the world.
"Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne
The Greeks had a particular passion for equilibrists, and called them "neurobates," "oribates," and "staenobates.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The steward brought me my coffee, and, wedged by boxes and pillows, like an equilibrist, I sat up and drank it.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
Next comes the trained elephant, the terror of our mousmes, the equilibrists, the menagerie.
"Madame Chrysantheme Complete" by Pierre Loti
The art of Paderewski recalls to me the art of the most skilled and the most distinguished of equilibrists, himself a Pole, Paul Cinquevalli.
"Plays, Acting and Music" by Arthur Symons
It rendered a frank return to the ancient system unavoidable and brought grist to the mill of the equilibrists.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Next comes the trained elephant, the terror of our mousmes, the equilibrists, the menagerie.
"Madame Chrysantheme" by Pierre Loti
Trewey is nowhere as an equilibrist, compared to a gallant veteran who breakfasted at my table, this morning.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
They are narrow enough to test the skill of an equilibrist, and it may be they are put down to drill the courtiers in that useful art.
"Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea, and Japan" by P├ęter Vay
By faith the Eight Algerian Aerial Equilibrists stayed up.
"The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces" by Joyce Kilmer

In science:

Maes, R., De Vries, E.J.: Information Leadership: the CIO asa orchestrator adn equilibrist.
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