Definition of equilibrist in English:


Syllabification: e·quil·i·brist
Pronunciation: /iˈkwiləbrist


chiefly • archaic
  • An acrobat who performs balancing feats, especially a tightrope walker.
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    • A closeted, kilted singer is brutally rejected by his former partner who is now an unbalanced equilibrist.
    • Not content with this bit of high-altitude aptitude, the equilibrist re-crosses the falls, first blindfolded, then on a bicycle, then on stilts, then pushing a wheelbarrow while carrying a man on his back.
    • The Equilibrist's given name was Randy May but he had legally changed it.


mid 18th century: from equilibrium + -ist.

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