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Origin of acrobat
Examples from the Web for acrobat
Acrobat death In 2004, Dessi Espana, a performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey, fell 35 feet during a performance.
The acrobat was twirling during her performance, suspended by a chiffon scarf.
Everybody in her class was either a potential Van Gogh or an acrobat.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leaning against the bar, the Chinese acrobat looks weary, though he says none of the tricks are difficult for him anymore.
Along the way he also picked up the skills to be an acrobat, a juggler, a wire walker, a trapeze artist, and a clown.
With the skill of an acrobat, he got into the lodge by an upper window which had been left open, and returned ten minutes later.The Mystery of the Yellow Room|Gaston Leroux
If she hadn't enticed the acrobat to my place that time, we'd have him round our necks to-day too.Pandora's Box|Frank Wedekind
The gun pointer came last of all, springing backward like an acrobat.The Dreadnought Boys on Battle Practice|John Henry Goldfrap
One of these young men is an acrobat, who will be one of us.The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus|Horatio Alger Jr.
He was quite an acrobat, but he could not look down his spinal column.The Corner House Girls in a Play|Grace Brooks Hill
Word Origin for acrobat
1825, from French acrobate (14c.), "tightrope-walker," and directly from Greek akrobates "rope dancer, gymnastic performer," related to akrobatos "going on tip-toe, climbing up high," from akros "topmost, at the point end" (see acrid) + stem of bainein "walk, go" (see come).