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tram·po·line  audio  (trmp-ln, -ln) KEY 

NOUN:
A strong, taut sheet, usually of canvas, attached with springs to a metal frame and used for gymnastic springing and tumbling.

ETYMOLOGY:
Spanish trampolín, and Italian trampolino (Italian, from Spanish) from tràmpoli, stilts, of Germanic origin

OTHER FORMS:
trampo·liner or trampo·linist(Noun)


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