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This article is about the acrobatic device. For the rock band, see Trapeze (band).

A trapeze is a horizontal cross-bar used by acrobatss, gymnasts, and athletes. It is often popularly associated with circuseses.

The trapeze is a short bar that is hung by two cords from a support higher up; when these cords and the support are included, the trapeze is shaped like a trapezoid.