acrobat

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Borrowing from French acrobate, from Ancient Greek ἀκροβάτης (akrobatēs, walking on tiptoe, climbing aloft), from ἀκροβατέω (akrobateō, I walk on tiptoe), from ἄκρον (akron, highest or farthest point, mountain top, peak) + βαίνω (bainō, 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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