a performer in popular entertainment who is propelled through the air from a cannon or other device
The first human cannonball, in 1877, was a girl called “Zazel” (Rossa Matilda Richter, then only 14).
noun 1. the collective skills, knowledge, or other intangible assets of individuals that can be used to create economic value for the individuals, their employers, or their community: Education is an investment in human capital that pays off in terms of higher productivity. noun 1. (economics) the abilities and skills of any individual, esp those […]
- Human chain
noun a line of people, esp. to provide strength or protection; also, humans seen as interconnected body Examples They formed a human chain and pull him out of the mire.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. (def 1). Abbreviation: hCG. human chorionic gonadotropin n. Abbr. HCG See chorionic gonadotropin. human chorionic gonadotropin A glycoprotein hormone that is produced by the placenta and maintains the corpus luteum during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
noun 1. French La Comédie Humaine. a collected edition of tales and novels in 17 volumes (1842–48) by Honoré de Balzac.