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aerialist

[air-ee-uh-list, ey-eer-ee-uh-] /ˈɛər i ə lɪst, eɪˈɪər i ə-/
noun
1.
a trapeze artist.
2.
Slang. a burglar who gains entrance to a building or apartment by leaping from rooftop to rooftop, sliding down ropes, or the like.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; aerial + -ist
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Examples for aerialist
  • She does not know that he too, is an aerialist en route to her former carnival where he is to replace her lover.
  • Certainly she would mourn her late husband, but her husband had been an aerialist, too-he'd also fallen and had survived his fall.
  • It is an agile aerialist, capable of catching flying insects on the wing.
British Dictionary definitions for aerialist

aerialist

/ˈɛərɪəlɪst/
noun
1.
(mainly US) a trapeze artist or tightrope walker
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