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Is there a single word or concise phrase for someone who walks on a tightrope?

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The word is "tightrope walker". –  Peter Shor Feb 3 '12 at 2:35
Yes: a tightrope walker :) –  aedia λ Feb 3 '12 at 2:36
This question can be answered from Google Dictionary by searching [ define tightrope walker ]. –  MετάEd Feb 3 '12 at 15:43
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The precise term is funambulist. In addition to tightrope walker, of course.

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Don't actually use funambulist. It will sent people scurrying to their dictionaries. Tightrope walker is widely understood. –  slim Feb 3 '12 at 13:45
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I have also heard tightrope artist.

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Also an equilibrist, though the definitions don't indicate what other classes of equilibrists there are besides funambulists.

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