horizontal bar

noun

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

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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 The always stylish royal-to-be paired her new accessory with a Birks Rosée du Matin diamond horizontal bar bracelet ($925) and her custom three-diamond engagement ring. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Meghan Markle Commemorated Her Baptism with this Gorgeous Accessory," 12 Mar. 2018 Chrome outlined the lower grille, underlined the upper grille (grilles have active upper and lower aero shutters; close at high speeds for aerodynamics, re-open at lower speeds to cool engine) and trimmed the horizontal bars of both grilles. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Chevrolet’s Traverse big crossover gets a complete makeover for 2018," 30 Sep. 2017 Railings line the walkways, but their vertical bars are at least 4 feet apart, with horizontal bars some 2 feet above the walking surface. Tim Woodward, idahostatesman, "Is an accident waiting to happen over Capitol Boulevard?," 27 Oct. 2017 LaRose led Michigan to a men's gymnastics national (and Big Ten) title in 1963 and won individual national titles in the all-around, vault and horizontal bar during that same year. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Charles Woodson to enter Michigan's Hall of Honor," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of horizontal bar

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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