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tra·peze / trəˈpēz; tra-/ • n. 1. (also flying trapeze) a horizontal bar hanging by two ropes (usually high in the air) and free to swing, used by acrobats in a circus. 2. Sailing a harness attached by a cable to a dinghy's mast, enabling a sailor to balance the boat by leaning backward out over the windward side.

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trapeze

trapeze gymnastic apparatus consisting of a crossbar supported by two ropes. XIX. — F. trapèze — late L. trapezium (see next).

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