Meaning of trampoline

tram•po•line

Pronunciation: (tram"pu-lēn', tram'pu-lēn", -lin), [key]
— n.
  1. a sheet, usually of canvas, attached by resilient cords or springs to a horizontal frame several feet above the floor, used by acrobats and gymnasts as a springboard in tumbling.
  2. a fabric deck stretched on the braces connecting the hulls of a catamaran or trimaran, resembling a gymnastic trampoline.
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