horizontal bar

horizontal bar


Definition of HORIZONTAL BAR

:  a steel bar supported in a horizontal position approximately eight feet above the floor and used for swinging feats in gymnastics
:  an event in gymnastics competition in which the horizontal bar is used

First Known Use of HORIZONTAL BAR



horizontal bar

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Event in men's gymnastics competition in which a steel bar fixed about 8 ft (2.4 m) above the floor is used for swinging exercises. Competitors generally wear hand protectors and perform routines that last 15–30 seconds. Exercises include the giant swing and various vaults (such as the straddle vault). It has been an Olympic event since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.


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