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trampoline

[ tram-puh-leen, tram-puh-leen, -lin ]

noun

  1. a sheet, usually of canvas, attached by resilient cords or springs to a horizontal frame several feet above the floor, used by acrobats and gymnasts as a springboard in tumbling.
  2. Nautical. a fabric deck stretched on the braces connecting the hulls of a catamaran or trimaran, resembling a gymnastic trampoline.


trampoline

/ -ˌliːn; ˈtræmpəlɪn /

noun

  1. a tough canvas sheet suspended by springs or elasticated cords from a frame, used by acrobats, gymnasts, etc


verb

  1. intr to exercise on a trampoline

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Derived Forms

  • ˈtrampoliner, noun

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Other Words From

  • trampo·liner trampo·linist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of trampoline1

1790–1800; variant of trampolin < Italian trampolino springboard, equivalent to trampol ( i ) stilts (< Germanic; trample ) + -ino -ine 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of trampoline1

C18: via Spanish from Italian trampolino , from trampoli stilts, of Germanic origin; compare trample

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Example Sentences

If you’re looking for a way to keep the whole family active in a fun, safe, and bouncy way from your own home, it might be time to add a trampoline into the mix.

While there are many types from rectangular to exercise to water models, the best trampolines are durable, have solid safety features, and most importantly, offer a great bounce.

While trampolines are synonymous with kids, they’re also great for adults too.

If they are at their home gym, they have the option of tumbling on a trampoline or landing in a soft pit or softer surfaces.

From Time

Even with a heavy pack, hiking in the Speedgoats felt like having a miniature trampoline made of memory foam under each foot.

As for Mademoiselle Trampoline, her French maid, she would stare the sun itself out of countenance.

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