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Definition of "trampoline" []

  • A strong, taut sheet, usually of canvas, attached with springs to a metal frame and used for gymnastic springing and tumbling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trampoline" in a sentence
  • "The name trampoline comes from the Spanish "trampolin," or diving board."
  • "It was while touring Mexico City that Mr. Nissen said he was inspired to name his invention "trampoline," after a Spanish word for diving board."
  • "However, this should not occur until the snow has left and the trampoline is ready for action."