Definition of Aerialist

1. Noun. An acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze).

Generic synonyms: Acrobat
Specialized synonyms: Ropedancer, Ropewalker

Definition of Aerialist

1. Noun. An acrobat performing high off the ground, defying a fall to earth, as on a trapeze or a tightrope. ¹

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Definition of Aerialist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aerialist

aerial ladder truck
aerial mycelium
aerial photography
aerial ping pong
aerial railway
aerial root
aerial roots
aerial ropeway
aerial runway
aerial runways
aerial sickness
aerial survey
aerial surveying
aerial torpedo
aerial tramway
aerialist (current term)

Literary usage of Aerialist

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1. Progress and Prosperity: The Old World and Its Remaking Into the New--the by William DeHertburn Washington (1911)
"The aerialist has, perhaps, the most difficult of all New Difficul- problems of transportation when weight carry- ties, ing comes into consideration, ..."

2. Watch Yourself Go by by Alfred Griffith Field (1912)
"The arms of the aerialist were thrust through loops under the wings, hand-holds were at the proper length from the base of the wings. ..."

3. Transactions of the Epidemiological Society of London by Epidemiological Society of London (1905)
"The view of the aerialist—as I understand it—is, that it requires a concurrence of favourable conditions to produce this result, and that concurrence cannot ..."

4. New Jersey Handbook by Russell Roberts (2004)
"On that date, the French aerialist Jean Pierre Blanchard took off in a hot air balloon from Philadelphia. His flight took about an hour, and covered 15 ..."

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