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escapology

[ih-skey-pol-uh-jee, es-key-] /ɪ skeɪˈpɒl ə dʒi, ˌɛs keɪ-/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
the method or skill of extricating oneself from handcuffs, chains, etc., as of a magician or other performer.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; escape + -o- + -logy
Related forms
escapologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for escapologist

escapologist

/ˌɛskəˈpɒlədʒɪst/
noun
1.
an entertainer who specializes in freeing himself or herself from confinement Also called escape artist
Derived Forms
escapology, noun
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Word Origin and History for escapologist
n.

performer who specializes in getting out of confinement, 1926; see escape + -ology.

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