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tightrope

noun [C] uk   /ˈtaɪt.rəʊp/ us    /-roʊp/
a tightly stretched wire or rope fixed high above the ground, which skilled people walk across, especially in order to entertain others: One of the acrobats who walked the tightrope at the circus did it blindfolded.
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