[rohp-dan-ser, -dahn-]


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

Origin of ropedancer

First recorded in 1640–50; rope + dancer
Related formsrope·dance, nounrope·danc·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ropedancer

Historical Examples of ropedancer

  • Yes, the ropedancer was jealous of the laurel-crowned child.

  • 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 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.