Examples from the Web for houdini
Get a Piece of Houdini Before He Disappears By Nina Strochlic A death-defying magical box.The Best of the Beast, Aug 25-31: High Schools, Houdini and Hip-Hop Jihadists|The Daily Beast|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even a century after his heyday, Houdini has maintained the same mystique he enjoyed while living.
The auction comes at a particularly zeitgeisty moment for Houdini.
Vaudeville was dead, Houdini was dead—he was off the radar.
He distinctly remembers a new magic store that was literally giving away Houdini artifacts to get people in the door.
Houdini's feet went up, and as his body cleared the platform, it was released.
Houdini accepts the challenge, walks into the room selected by the jury where he could work unhindered.
The band broke into a dreamy waltz as Houdini once more disappeared within the canopy.
Grimly, however, he looked on and watched Mr. Houdini once more reenter the cabinet.
Then Houdini's ankles were fastened to the rope, by a special appliance that prevented injury, but insured safety.
British Dictionary definitions for houdini
Word Origin and History for houdini
"escape artist or other ingenious person," 1923, from Harry Houdini, professional name of U.S. escapist Erich Weiss (1874-1926).