1. noun
a) A gymnastic and recreational device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many coiled springs as anchors.
b) Any of a variety of looping or jumping instructions in specific programming languages
2. verb
a) To jump as if on a trampoline

trampolined code

b) To rewrite computer code to use trampolines

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  • trampoline — [ trɑ̃pɔlin ] n. m. • 1961; it. trampolino, p. ê. par l angl.→ tremplin ♦ Engin de gymnastique composé d une toile tendue à une certaine hauteur du sol et fixée par des ressorts à un cadre métallique sur lequel on effectue des sauts. Le sport… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trampoline — ► NOUN ▪ a strong fabric sheet connected by springs to a frame, used as a springboard and landing area in doing acrobatic or gymnastic exercises. ► VERB (trampolining) ▪ use a trampoline. ORIGIN Italian trampolino, from trampoli stilts …   English terms dictionary

  • Trampoline — (ital., franz. tremplin), Schwungbrett für Kunstspringer, auch in der Turnkunst zur Ausführung größerer Sprünge, besonders am Tisch (s. d., S. 571), verwendet …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trampoline — Trampolīne (ital.), Sprung , Schwungbrett zur Ausführung größerer Sprünge beim Turnen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • trampoline — (n.) 1798, from Sp. trampolin springboard, and It. trampolino, from trampoli stilts, from a Germanic source (Cf. Low Ger. trampeln trample ) related to tramp …   Etymology dictionary

  • trampoline — ☆ trampoline [tram′pə lēn΄, tram′pəlin; tram΄pə lēn′] n. [It trampolino, springboard, akin to trampoli, stilts < Ger trampeln, to trample, freq. of trampen: for IE base see TRAP ] an apparatus for performing acrobatic tumbling and jumping… …   English World dictionary

  • Trampoline — For the competitive gymnastic sport, see Trampolining. For other uses, see Trampoline (disambiguation). A youth bouncing on a trampoline A trampoline is a device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many …   Wikipedia

  • trampoline — trampoliner, trampolinist, n. /tram peuh leen , tram peuh leen , lin/, 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… …   Universalium

  • Trampoline — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Trampoline », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le trampoline est un sport et une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • trampoline — UK [ˈtræmpəˌliːn] / US [ˈtræmpəˌlɪn] noun [countable] Word forms trampoline : singular trampoline plural trampolines a piece of equipment consisting of a metal frame with a strong material stretched across it that you can jump up and down on for… …   English dictionary

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