tightrope walker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tightrope walker an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope
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Usage

In literature:

Kendricks made a nervous joke about a tightrope walker, but when his turn came he picked his way securely, without losing balance.
"The Planet Savers" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
One thing that we must suppose he particularly liked was a wonderful tightrope walker.
"The Silent Readers" by William D. Lewis
Should you like to be a juggler, a tightrope walker, or a clown?
"Beginner's Book in Language" by H. Jeschke
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In news:

Chinese tightrope walker sets daring record.
It's a tightrope walker going from the top of one semi to another.
Chinese tightrope walker survives fall.
Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda will set the date today for his daring walk across Niagara Falls.
He's a tightrope walker – one-third of the Esteemed Gentlemen of the High Wire.
But walking the highwire is nothing new to Lijana – she comes from a whole family of tightrope walker s.
Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda.
Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is walking over the harbor to mark the opening of the new Ripley's museum.
So this Chinese tightrope walker is attempting to set a world record by walking across a tightrope that is 328 feet up in the air and is being suspended between two hot air balloons.
Madonna's Toga -Clad Tightrope Walker: Who Was That Guy.
FILE- In this Aug 3, 2011, file photo, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda poses for a photo after a news conference in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Wallenda will try to cross the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope June 15.
On June 30, 1859 Charles Blondin, a world-renowned tightrope walker stunned a crowd of 100,000 onlookers by crossing over Niagra Falls on a tightrope.
Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda Will Set Date For Walk Across Falls.
Learn to be a sword swallower, tightrope walker and magician in Baltimore - baltimoresun.com.
After seeing this fall, I'm even more sure that tightrope walkers are superhuman.
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