Definition of rope-dancing in English:

rope-dancing

noun

  • The action of performing on a rope stretched between two points at some height above the ground; tightrope walking.

adjective

  • That performs on a rope stretched between two points at some height above the ground.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Purchas. From rope + dancing. Compare quots. 1612 and 1620 at rope and also rope-walking<br>mid 18th century; earliest use found in untitled. From rope + dancing, after rope-dancing, rope-dancer, rope dance.