What is a sheet or web supported by springs in a metal frame and used as a springboard?

Trampoline - a piece of equipment that has a sheet of strong cloth attached by springs to a metal frame, used for jumping up and down for exercise or as a sport - Merriam-Webster

Origin of TRAMPOLINE - Italian trampolino springboard, from trampol stilts, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Low German trampen to stamp

First Known Use: 1798

Rihanna jumping on a trampoline is your new happy place. See the picture at MTV.com.

Updated on Wednesday, January 29 2014 at 08:59AM EST
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