Pronunciation: (tra-pēz' or, esp. Brit.,tru-), [key]
1. an apparatus, used in gymnastics and acrobatics, consisting of a short horizontal bar attached to the ends of two suspended ropes.
2. (on a small sailboat) a device by which a crew member can be suspended almost completely outboard while hiking.
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