This is a horrible word, isn't it.
It sounds like something invented in the 1930s for getting the juice out of grapes.
It also sounds as if it's got something to do with trampling, but if you look at the history of the word it's actually something to do with stilts.
Hm...trampolining on stilts...
Now that would be worth seeing.
Word Not To Use Today: trampoline. Trampoline started off as a trade name. Trampolines were invented by George Nissen and Larry Griswold in 1936. The word is an English version of the Spanish trampolin, which means diving board. Trampolin came from the Italian word trampolino, which came from trampoli, stilts, and was originally probably something to do with the German word trampen, to hitchhike.