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equilibrist

[ih-kwil-uh-brist, ee-kwuh-lib-rist, ek-wuh-] /ɪˈkwɪl ə brɪst, ˌi kwəˈlɪb rɪst, ˌɛk wə-/
noun
1.
a performer who is skilled at balancing in unusual positions and hazardous movements, as a tightrope walker in a circus.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < French équilibriste. See equilibrium, -ist
Related forms
equilibristic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for equilibrist

equilibrist

/ɪˈkwɪlɪbrɪst/
noun
1.
a person who performs balancing feats, esp on a high wire
Derived Forms
equilibristic, adjective
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