Definition of slacklining in English:

slacklining

Line breaks: slack|lin¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈslaklʌɪnɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The activity or sport of balancing on a rope or strip of webbing that is fixed high above the ground but not stretched so as to be taut: slacklining in Cheddar Gorge has been banned until new rules covering insurance come into force
More example sentences
  • Mr Ritson holds both British slacklining records.
  • The sport has caught on at the University of Utah, where arboreal slacklining had to be banned and special poles set up.
  • Most climbers won't try slacklining at high altitudes.

Derivatives

slackliner

noun
More example sentences
  • Mr Ritson is a leading 'slackliner', a sport in which the cable is looser than a tightrope.
  • A slackliner walks on webbing stretched above the streets of the old town of Lublin during the summer Festival of Circus Art.
  • Most students have been lucky enough to witness the slackliners in action at OSU.

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