Origin of trapeze
Examples from the Web for trapeze
Freed from her guitar, but wearing counterintuitive pumps, she leaned back like a trapeze artist.
Trapeze artists and those shot out of cannonballs would fall to their death.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a hot minute, we had Mayor Bloomberg in a trapeze, but we lost him.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)|Neil Patrick Harris|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Trapeze tragedy The St. Louis Trapeze Incident occurred in 1872.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus|Marina Watts|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether he is insinuating himself into a juggling routine or flubbing a trapeze act, he clearly has those skills in his toolkit.
If Ruth had had any doubts about the trapeze artist and her father, she was at once disarmed when Barnabetta came down to dinner.The Corner House Girls' Odd Find|Grace Brooks Hill
But he was bound to relieve his feelings somehow, and the trapeze was just what he wanted.Tom, Dick and Harry|Talbot Baines Reed
The wish to conquer increasing difficulties has raised the equilibrists from the slack wire to the trapeze.Acrobats and Mountebanks|Hugues Le Roux
This time he was to give a performance on the trapeze, and he ran up the ladder as easily as a monkey, cracking out many jokes.A Fortunate Term|Angela Brazil
Trapeze performers usually ascend to their rigging on a net webbing, hand over hand sailor fashion.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
British Dictionary definitions for trapeze
Word Origin for trapeze
Word Origin and History for trapeze
1861, from French trapèze, from Late Latin trapezium (see trapezium), probably because the crossbar, the ropes and the ceiling formed a trapezium.