|trampoline (ˈtræmpəlɪn, -ˌliːn)|
|1.||a tough canvas sheet suspended by springs or elasticated cords from a frame, used by acrobats, gymnasts, etc|
|2.||(intr) to exercise on a trampoline|
|[C18: via Spanish from Italian trampolino, from trampoli stilts, of Germanic origin; compare |
trampolinen. An incredibly hairy technique, found in some HLL and program-overlay implementations (e.g., on the Macintosh), that involves on-the-fly generation of small executable (and, likely as not, self-modifying) code objects to do indirection between code sections. These pieces of live data are called `trampolines'. Trampolines are notoriously difficult to understand in action; in fact, it is said by those who use this term that the trampoline that doesn't bend your brain is not the true trampoline. See also snap.
an elevated, resilient webbed bed or canvas sheet supported by springs in a metal frame and used as a springboard for tumbling. Trampolining, or rebound tumbling, is an individual sport of acrobatic movements performed after rebounding into the air from the trampoline.
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