contortionist

[kuhn-tawr-shuh-nist]
noun
1.
a person who performs gymnastic feats involving contorted postures.
2.
a person who practices contortion: a verbal contortionist.

Origin:
1855–60; contortion + -ist

contortionistic, adjective
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contortionist (kənˈtɔːʃənɪst)
 
n
1.  a performer who contorts his body for the entertainment of others
2.  a person who twists or warps meaning or thoughts: a verbal contortionist
 
contortion'istic
 
adj

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contortionist
1859, from contortion + -ist.
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Example sentences
Spinners need a contortionist's fingers, not the athleticism of a fast bowler,
  which is why it has thrown up some unlikely heroes.
The bathrooms were so small you had to be a contortionist to sit on the toilet.
Clearing the bar is accomplished by contortionist moves to go over the bar
  higher than the cg ever gets.
And not even my sister's subsequent marriage to a rather talented contortionist
  has managed to blot that occasion from my memory.
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