Definition of equilibrist in English:

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Pronunciation: /iˈkwiləbrəst/


chiefly archaic
An acrobat who performs balancing feats, especially a tightrope walker.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: e·quil·i·brist

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