Definition of Brachiating

1. Adjective. That moves by the use of limbs; especially by swinging through the trees using the arms ¹



2. Verb. (present participle of brachiate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brachiating

1. brachiate [v] - See also: brachiate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brachiating

brachial lymph nodes
brachial muscle
brachial neuritis
brachial plexitis
brachial plexus
brachial plexus neuropathy
brachial vein
brachial veins
brachialgia
brachialis
brachials
brachiata
brachiate
brachiated
brachiates
brachiating (current term)
brachiation
brachiations
brachiator
brachiators
brachinite
brachinites
brachio-
brachiobasilic
brachiocephalic
brachiocephalic arteritis
brachiocephalic muscle
brachiocephalic trunk
brachiocephalic vein
brachiocephalic veins

Literary usage of Brachiating

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1. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"... more perhaps in the gibbon and other brachiating primates than in any other group of animals, and this undoubtedly was also true of the arboreal ..."

2. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"... agilis which had been the subject of my own study of the brachiating mode of motion, states that, ' a live bird being set at liberty in her presence, ..."

3. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"... and to his acquirement, of the capacity for quite complete extension of both the trunk and limbs which has been incidental to his brachiating habits. ..."

4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"The transformation of a third lumbar to a sacral segment in the orang is probably a comparatively late acquisition following on its brachiating habits of ..."

5. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"... but to the highly specialized "brachiating" type of the chimpanzee and gorilla. Hence it is not necessary, and is indeed directly against the evidence, ..."

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