Definition of Equilibrist

1. n. One who balances himself in unnatural positions and hazardous movements; a balancer.

Definition of Equilibrist

1. Noun. (archaic) a tightrope walker ¹

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Definition of Equilibrist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Equilibrist

equilibrants
equilibrate
equilibrated
equilibrates
equilibrating
equilibration
equilibrations
equilibrator
equilibrators
equilibratory
equilibria
equilibrial
equilibrioception
equilibrious
equilibrise
equilibrist (current term)
equilibristic
equilibristics
equilibrists
equilibrities
equilibrity
equilibrium
equilibrium centrifugation
equilibrium constant
equilibrium dialysis
equilibrium law
equilibrium potential
equilibrium price
equilibrium vapor pressure
equilibriums

Literary usage of Equilibrist

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1. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"equilibrist (from the Latin (equilibrium) ; one who keeps his balance, in unnatural positions and hazardous movements. The equilibrist entertains the ..."

2. A Frenchman in America: Recollections of Men and Things by Max O'Rell (1891)
"... is nowhere as an equilibrist, compared to a gallant veteran who breakfasted at my table, this morning. Among the different courses brought to him were ..."

3. Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind by Dugald Stewart (1859)
"When an equilibrist balances a rod upon his finger, ... The equilibrist, therefore, must watch, in the very beginning, every inclination of the object from ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1830)
"equilibrist (from the Latin (equilibrium) ; one who keeps his balance, in unnatural positions and hazardous movements. The equilibrist entertains the ..."

5. Elements of Intellectual Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1828)
"Sometimes not only a single rod is bal- ir"'ed in this way by the equilibrist, but two or three oa different parts of his body. When attempts of this last ..."

6. A Grammar of Logic and Intellectual Philosophy, on Didactic Principles by Alexander Jamieson (1837)
"The equilibrist, therefore, must watch, in the very beginning, every inclination of the object ftom the proper position, in order to counteract this ..."

7. The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review by Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1820)
"The case of the equilibrist and rope-dancer already mentioned, is particularly favourable ... The equilibrist, therefore, must watch, in the very beginning, ..."

8. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine: Being an Encyclopedic Collection of by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1900)
"In the present generation probably the most famous of all the equilibrist was Blondin. This person, whose real name was Emile ..."

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