Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



tight +‎ wire.


tightwire (plural tightwires)

  1. A tightrope.
    • 1988 April 8, Cerinda Survant, “The Man Who Made History Dance”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      The Chinese Conjurer's dramatic jumps, flexed wrists, and endless fingers are fascinating; the Acrobats, whose dance suggests tumbling, juggling, and walking on the tightwire, display a breathtaking virtuosity; the Little American Girl's pyrotechnical performance is pretty and pert; and the two men in a horse suit almost inevitably reduce the audience to helpless laughter.