trapeze

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See also: Trapeze and trapèze

English[edit]

Woman on a trapeze.

Etymology[edit]

From French trapèze, from Latin trapezium.

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Noun[edit]

trapeze (plural trapezes)

  1. (archaic, geometry) A trapezium.
  2. A swinging horizontal bar, suspended at each end by a rope; — used by gymnasts.
  3. (anatomy) The trapezium bone.
    • 2013, World Health Organization, Manual of Diagnostic Ultrasound (volume 2, page 463)
      [] the distance between the top of the flexor retinaculum and an imaginary line drawn between the trapeze and the hamate.

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Verb[edit]

trapeze (third-person singular simple present trapezes, present participle trapezing, simple past and past participle trapezed)

  1. To swing on a trapeze

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