high wire

noun
a tightrope stretched very high above the ground.

Origin:
1880–85

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high wire
 
n
a tightrope stretched high in the air for balancing acts

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Example sentences
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.
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