acrobat

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Borrowing from French acrobate, from Ancient Greek ἀκροβάτης (akrobátēs, walking on tiptoe, climbing aloft), from ἀκροβατέω (akrobatéō, I walk on tiptoe), from ἄκρον (ákron, highest or farthest point, mountain top, peak) + βαίνω (baínō, I walk, step).

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acrobat (plural acrobats)

  1. An athlete who performs acts requiring skill, agility and coordination.

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