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
Freshman gymnast Darian Burns, who won the USA Gymnastics Collegiate national floor-exercise championship in April, was named Seattle Pacific Athlete of the Year on Friday night at the school’s annual athletics awards banquet.
Level 6 is the first optional level, in which gymnasts can choose their own routines.
The former gymnast, however, earned her first state title by winning the long jump on Saturday with a personal best of 18-4.
Hinchcliffe and his dance partner Sharna Burgess placed second in a series dominated by athletes, with Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez winning and NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson placing third.
It's become an almost daily ritual: Paluska stands behind the bot like a coach spotting a gymnast.
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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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