aerialist

[ air-ee-uh-list, ey-eer-ee-uh- ]
/ ˈɛər i ə lɪst, eɪˈɪər i ə- /

noun

a trapeze artist.
Slang. a burglar who gains entrance to a building or apartment by leaping from rooftop to rooftop, sliding down ropes, or the like.

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Origin of aerialist

First recorded in 1900–05; aerial + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for aerialist

aerialist
/ (ˈɛərɪəlɪst) /

noun

mainly US a trapeze artist or tightrope walker
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