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trampoline

a tough canvas sheet suspended by springs or elasticated cords from a frame, used by acrobats, gymnasts, etc.

trampoline

An incredibly hairy technique, found in some HLL and program-overlay implementations (e.g. on the Macintosh), that involves on-the-fly generation of small executable (and, likely as not, self-modifying) code objects to do indirection between code sections. These pieces of live data are called "trampolines". Trampolines are notoriously difficult to understand in action; in fact, it is said by those who use this term that the trampoline that doesn't bend your brain is not the true trampoline. See also snap.
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It is wonderful that we have such a full team qualifying at such a high position and we know our men, women and our trampolinist are all poised to achieve great results this time.
When watching the twisting acrobatic moves of the competitive trampolinist, it's difficult not to imagine the injuries that might result from a bad fall.
Back in 2010, she took a leap of faith and moved from working behind the counter at HSBC to becoming a fulltime trampolinist.
SUPPORT: Trampolinist Laura Gallagher is helping to raise money for the CF Trust, with her knitting
Students scooped a total of three trophies, with one trampolinist, Megan Clayton, becoming British champion in the Under-14 Disability Category 1 Novice competition.
AS far as challenges are concerned, Kat Driscoll is used to hitting the heights and yesterday saw Britain's star trampolinist spring into action when faced with the UK's biggest Jumping Pillow.
CANTON trampolinist Zainub Akbar insists she can hold her head up high despite finishing last in the final at the Youth Olympic Games.
1 trampolinist Kat Driscoll believes Britain are "good enough to beat the Chinese" even though Team GB only secured one place for the Olympic Games at the Trampolining and TS umbling World Championships in Birmingham.
My pals and I shared a late breakfast with the juggler and trampolinist, who ordered bacon rolls and Ribena to cure their hangovers.
Another crowd-pleaser will be comedy trampolinist Professor Wacko.
AN international trampolinist, who studies Law at the University of Chester, has her sights firmly set on the London Olympics in 2012 after representing Great Britain at the under-19s World Championships in Canada.
The trampolinist, who was one of Britain's most promising double mini tramp gymnasts, had been in a stable condition at a London hospital, where he was being treated after the accident.