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 compete in the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee is hosting the 2020 American Cup, where some of the world's top gymnasts will compete," 15 Nov. 2019 And please remove the horizontal bars in front to the tote board. Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Readers have advice for Craig Fravel," 19 Sep. 2019 Each horizontal bar sums to the total percentage of voters not currently considering the candidate. Kabir Khanna, CBS News, "Why voters aren't considering candidates and how the debates might change that," 12 Sep. 2019 Whittenburg’s seventh-place showing in the all-round competition was offset by disappointing finishes in the parallel bars (11th), the pommel horse (14th) and the horizontal bar (16th). Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore gymnast Donnell Whittenburg back on US national team, aiming to participate in world championships," 19 Aug. 2019 The pendulum arms connect via a pair of linkages to a horizontal bar mounted on a center pivot, which in turn is connected to a pair of scissor-style arms. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Thrustmaster TPR: The best flight sim pedals you can buy in a store like a normal person," 23 Sep. 2018 The center’s chief exterior material — long, bricklike horizontal bars of limestone — evokes the long rectangular Roman brick of Wright’s nearby Robie House. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "The message of material: How the Obama Center gets built looms large," 18 May 2018 Half an hour later, the balloon is ready to go, held in place by a red horizontal bar and protected from the wind by walls on three sides. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google," 11 July 2018 A year ago, Pauker qualified for state not only on the pommel horse but also on floor, rings, parallel bars, high bar, horizontal bar and all-around. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Glenbrook South gymnast Lucas Pauker keeps busy with multiple state meets," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of horizontal bar

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Horizontal bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horizontal%20bar. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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