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high wire

noun
1.
a tightrope stretched very high above the ground.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • But when you are teetering on a high wire, stability is difficult to maintain.
  • One way to picture this is to imagine a tightrope walker on a high wire.
  • And they can be as dangerous as walking the high wire without a net.
  • He set the world record for farthest distance traveled by bicycle on a high wire.
British Dictionary definitions for high wire

high wire

noun
1.
a tightrope stretched high in the air for balancing acts
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