floor exercise


: an event in gymnastics competition consisting of various ballet and tumbling movements (such as jumps, somersaults, and handstands) performed without apparatus

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her vocabulary draws on ballet but also on yoga, with a bit of gymnastics floor exercise thrown in. Jeffrey Gantz, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Oct. 2022 Lee and Chiles were both near the bottom of the pack in floor exercise Friday, finishing 12th and eighth respectively. Emily Leiker, USA TODAY, 27 June 2021 Alabama’s rotation begins on the uneven bars, before heading to the balance beam and floor exercise and the vault. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 13 Apr. 2022 Kayla DiCello took fourth, followed by Olympic floor exercise champion Jade Carey in fifth and Skye Blakely in sixth. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2022 Kayla Dicello took fourth, with reigning Olympic floor exercise champion Jade Carey in fifth. Will Graves, Chron, 22 Aug. 2022 Kayla DiCello took fourth, followed by Olympic floor exercise champion Jade Carey in fifth and Skye Blakely in sixth. San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Aug. 2022 Biles withdrew from the all-around, vault, uneven bar and floor exercise finals because her routines for those events all contained twisting elements. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2021 Erwin also became the first Auburn gymnast to score a perfect 10, both on the floor exercise during the peak of her career in 1993. Lauren Sisler | Lsisler@al.com, al, 23 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of floor exercise was in 1957

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“Floor exercise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floor%20exercise. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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