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[ak-ruh-bat-ik] /ˌæk rəˈbæt ɪk/
of, relating to, or like an acrobat or acrobatics.
having the good balance, agility, and coordination of an acrobat.
Also, acrobatical.
Origin of acrobatic
From the Greek word akrobatikós, dating back to 1860-65. See acrobat, -ic
Related forms
acrobatically, adverb
semiacrobatic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On the dresser—which he had ascended by a chair—was Billy, the acrobatic goat, doing his Alpine daring act.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • It required some exercise of acrobatic agility to get into or out of the town.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • The assault came so suddenly that the acrobatic youth had no time to defend himself.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • To make a success at acrobatic or any other dancing you must not strain yourselves.

  • The blow was so strong that the acrobatic youth was bowled over on the polished floor.

    The Putnam Hall Champions Arthur M. Winfield
  • It was evident that dressing was going to be an acrobatic performance.

  • “That suits me,” said the acrobatic youth, and Jack and Pepper said they were also satisfied.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals Arthur M. Winfield
Word Origin and History for acrobatic

1848; see acrobat + -ic. Related: Acrobatically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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