From Latin brachiatus, from brachium ‘arm, branch’.
brachiate (comparative more brachiate, superlative most brachiate)
- Having decussate branches.
Back-formation from brachiator.
brachiate (third-person singular simple present brachiates, present participle brachiating, simple past and past participle brachiated)
- (intransitive) To move like a brachiator; to swing from branch to branch, advance by brachiation.
- ...brachiating from handhold to handhold like chimpanzees in a jungle.