Definition of acrobat:
aerial artist, artist, clown, comedian, balancer, figure skater, high-vaulter, timeserver, weathercock, ropewalker, performer, comedienne, opportunist, flying trapezist, funambulist, trampolinist, chameleon, contortionist, dangler, bar swinger, conjurer, ballet dancer, artiste, aerialist, comic, act, flier, mat worker, somersaulter, tightrope walker, equilibrist, trapeze artist, circus athlete, tramper, stuntman, stunter, temporizer, gymnast, stuntwoman, ropedancer, chancer, turner, aerial gymnast, circus, trimmer, trap man, aerosaltant, cast.
- "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.
They crossed Gibbet Hill, down towards the road above St. Mary Tavy about two hundred yards above the linhay; and there the more intelligent animal swerved to the right, to avoid some posts and a gravel- pit which he could not see but knew were there; but as they came down the lower animal struck his superior savagely upon the ear to assert his manhood, and the horse, in starting aside, stumbled upon a ridge of peat, came to his knees, and Farmer Chegwidden dived across the road with a flourish that an acrobat might have envied.- "Furze the Cruel", John Trevena.
But she told me also that the acrobat had told her that the garment had belonged to an ambassador who had given it to him as a reward of his skill, and that he never would have parted with it if he had not been dead- broke.- "Tales of Fantasy and Fact", Brander Matthews.