Definition of brachiation in US English:



  • See brachiate

    • ‘In primate species in which brachiation is fully developed, a primate can move through the trees faster than a human can walk on the ground.’
    • ‘An ape is defined by the ability to move through the trees swinging arm over arm in a form of locomotion called brachiation.’
    • ‘Brachiation is not only an effective form of locomotion, and it also allows the gibbons to reach and harvest every fruit of a branch.’