Definition of Risley in English:

Risley

noun

  • Attributive Designating an acrobatic act or performance in which a supine acrobat juggles another with his or her feet; especially in "Risley act".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Smith (1797–1872), army medical officer and naturalist. From the name of Richard RisleyCarlisle (performing name Richard Risley; 1814–74), American gymnast and circus performer who developed the act.

Pronunciation

Risley

/ˈrɪzli/