(also ‘gymnast‘; plural: ‘acrobats‘; pronunciation: the letter ‘c’ is said with a ‘k’ sound as in “king” — for the right pronunciation, please click here)
a sports person or an entertainer who is skilled in walking on tight ropes tied on poles high in the air, jumping over things, etc, usually in a circus or in street shows; a tightrope walker; a rope walker;
a person who can change his/her opinion or views in a very short time to suit a new situation or position,
An acrobat who was doing a tightrope walk at a hight of fifty feet, without a net below, fell to the ground and died instantly at the circus we went last night.
Some street acrobats do such feats that they deserve a better life than the one they lead.