balance beam

noun

Definition of balance beam

1 :a narrow wooden beam supported in a horizontal position approximately four feet above the floor and used for balancing feats in gymnastics
2 :an event in gymnastics competition in which the balance beam is used

First Known Use of balance beam

1894


BALANCE BEAM Defined for English Language Learners

balance beam

noun

Definition of balance beam for English Language Learners

  • : a thick bar of wood raised above the floor that is used in gymnastics for displays of balance


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