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acrobatics (n.)

1859, "acrobatic performances or feats," from acrobatic; also see -ics. Also acrobatism (1864). Acrobacy (1918, from French acrobatie) sometimes was used. Figurative use is attested by 1915.

updated on September 14, 2022

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Definitions of acrobatics from WordNet

acrobatics (n.)
the gymnastic moves of an acrobat;
Synonyms: tumbling
acrobatics (n.)
the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft;
Synonyms: aerobatics / stunting / stunt flying
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