highwire walker

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Highwire walker.

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highwire walker (plural highwire walkers)

  1. An acrobat who performs tightrope walking on a wire which is at an especially high elevation above the ground, usually with the aid of a pole for balance.
    • 2011 June 24, Brett Clarkson, "Canadian highwire walker still hopes to conquer falls," Niagara Falls Review (retrieved 13 Aug. 2011):
      A renowned Canadian highwire walker who has been trying unsuccessfully for decades to walk over Niagara Falls said Nik Wallenda's proposal to cross the Horseshoe Falls next year will have to be cleared by an "onslaught" of government officials.

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