aerialist aer"i*al*ist n. 1. an athlete who performs acts high above the ground on a trapeze or high wire, requiring skill and agility and coordination.

Syn: trapeze artist [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. a burglar who gains entrance to buildings from the rooftop, sometimes leaping from building to building in the process. A type of second-story man. [Slang] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • aerialist — [er′ē əl ist] n. an acrobat who performs on a trapeze, high wire, etc …   English World dictionary

  • aerialist — noun Date: 1905 one who performs feats in the air or above the ground especially on the trapeze …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aerialist — /air ee euh list, ay ear ee euh /, n. 1. a trapeze artist. 2. Slang. a burglar who gains entrance to a building or apartment by leaping from rooftop to rooftop, sliding down ropes, or the like. [1900 05; AERIAL + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • aerialist — noun An acrobat performing high off the ground, defying a fall to earth, as on a trapeze or a tightrope …   Wiktionary

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  • aerialist — aer|i|al|ist [ˈeəriəlıst US ˈer ] n someone who goes down a mountain on ↑skis and performs complicated jumps and turns in the air …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aerialist — aer·i·al·ist || eÉ™rɪəlɪst n. one who performs on a trapeze or high wire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aerialist — noun a person who performs acrobatics high above the ground on a tightrope or trapezes …   English new terms dictionary

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  • aerialist — aer·i·al·ist …   English syllables

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