Definition of gymnast
: a person trained in gymnastics
Examples of gymnast in a Sentence
the years of training required to become a champion gymnast
Recent Examples of gymnast from the Web
Daughter Riley, a high school sophomore, is an accomplished age-group gymnast, while son Gunner, an eighth-grader, plays basketball.
The meet-up tends to attract up to 40 flow artists, parkour athletes, acrobats, gymnasts, and musicians.
A four-year soccer and lacrosse player for the Blazers, Barger began her athletics career as a gymnast.
Gymnasts will also participate in acrobatic and rhythmic competitions.
The gymnasts consistently said that Nassar penetrated them with his ungloved hands, sometimes while their parents were in the room, at his Michigan State clinic, his home and at a Lansing-area gymnastics club.
The gymnast awkwardly laughed as the camera panned out to give everyone a view of her legs, and the audience responded with a combination of boos and whistles.
Mutual friends introduced him to Destinee Overstreet, an Indiana University graduate and former North Central High School gymnast.
A rules education session was provided to the gymnast and her mother.
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Origin and Etymology of gymnast
Middle French gymnaste, from Greek gymnastēs trainer, from gymnazein
First Known Use: 1594See Words from the same year
GYMNAST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gymnast for English Language Learners
: a person who performs various physical exercises on a mat or on special equipment as part of an athletic competition : a person who participates in the sport of gymnastics
GYMNAST Defined for Kids
Definition of gymnast for Students
: a person who is skilled in gymnastics
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