[ rohp-dan-ser, -dahn- ]


  1. a person who walks across or performs acrobatics upon a rope stretched at some height above the floor or ground.

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Other Words From

  • ropedance noun
  • ropedancing noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ropedancer1

First recorded in 1640–50; rope + dancer

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Example Sentences

The ropedancer, Kuni, really had been with the sick mother and her babes, and had toiled for them with the utmost diligence.

Why had they called her, the ropedancer, back to a life which henceforward could offer her nothing save want and cruel suffering?

"The daring, skilful ropedancer certainly does not belong to the latter," Doctor Peutinger eagerly retorted.

The ropedancer had gathered them for the sick woman, and certainly had not stopped at that one act of theft.

The ropedancer had recovered consciousness, and the kind prelate's presence was a solace to her.


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