an acrobat, performing a tightrope dance; ropedancer (noun)
Examples of word ropewalker
Fortunately, Bruce had provided all of us with ropewalker ascending systems, which makes climbing a rope 100 feet much easier than using simple hand and foot ascenders.
"In man infectious laughter or yawning, walking in step, imitating the movements of a ropewalker, while watching him, feeling a shock in one's legs when one sees a man falling, and a hundred other occurrences of this kind are cases of physiological sympathy."
"This is Jack Snipe, our new clown," she said, naming for his benefit the riders, the ropewalker, the snake-charmer and the boneless wonder.
The crossing over the dangerous place was accomplished in the following manner: Kinesasis first untied the other heavy pole from the dog-sled, and then, advancing to the place where the weak ice began, he carefully laid one of the poles on the poor ice, and using the other as a ropewalker would his balancing pole, he carefully walked out on the one on the ice.
America to the circus in 1793, it was just an equestrian act, but soon he added acrobats, a ropewalker and a clown.