from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A snugly fitting, stretchable one-piece garment with or without sleeves that covers the torso, worn especially by dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, and those engaging in exercise workouts.
- n. Tights.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A skin-tight one-piece garment with long sleeves and no legs, often worn by dancers, acrobats etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance
After Jules Léotard (1830-1870), French aerialist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from the French acrobat Jules Léotard. (Wiktionary)