horizontal bar


Definition of horizontal bar

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

Examples of horizontal bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The men will compete in the individual horizontal bar and parallel bar finals. Aditi Sangal, CNN, 3 Aug. 2021 Among the events scheduled to be televised: men’s springboard final in diving, men’s and women’s track and field events (finals in women’s 800, 200, 400-meter hurdles and more), gymnastics women’s balance beam and men’s horizontal bar. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 3 Aug. 2021 There are three more individual gymnastics golds up for grabs: the men's parallel bars, men's horizontal bar and women's balance beam. Joshua Berlinger, Aditi Sangal And Adam Renton, CNN, 2 Aug. 2021 Today, women artistic gymnasts compete for individual and team all-around titles in four events (vault, uneven bars, beam and floor), while male gymnasts compete in six events (floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar). Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 July 2021 Malone will compete in the all-around and horizontal bar event, Moldauer in floor, and Alec Yoder -- who was not part of the official team but is competing as an individual for the U.S. -- qualified for the pommel horse event final. Alexandra Svokos, ABC News, 26 July 2021 Adherents known as Turners practiced their skills on apparatuses much like those used today, including the pommel horse, parallel bars, balance beam and horizontal bar. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 July 2021 The men compete in six apparatus: horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, vault, and rope climbing. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 26 July 2021 Team Japan's Kohei Uchimura competes on the horizontal bar during men's gymnastics qualifications on day one of the Tokyo Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Saturday. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, 24 July 2021

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First Known Use of horizontal bar

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Sep 2021

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“Horizontal bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horizontal%20bar. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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