• WordNet 3.6
    • n ropedancer an acrobat who performs on a rope stretched at some height above the ground
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ropedancer One who dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats, on a rope extended through the air at some height.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ropedancer One who walks, dances, or performs acrobatic feats on a rope extended at a considerable height above the floor or ground; a funambulist. Also rope-walker.
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In literature:

The ropedancer, Kuni, really had been with the sick mother and her babes, and had toiled for them with the utmost diligence.
"Complete Short Works" by Georg Ebers