horizontal bar


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Or install two: a horizontal bar about 12 inches up from the lip of the tub and a vertical one near the end of that wall, farthest from the shower head. Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2022 One obvious difference is a horizontal bar of light that forms part of the hood and links the headlights. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2022 Malone also reached the horizontal bar event final with the fourth-best score in qualifying, 14.533. Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2021 Hashimoto, the all-around Olympic gold medalist, is resting a sore wrist and back but plans to participate Sunday in the parallel bars and horizontal bar final, according to the Japanese Gymnastics Federation. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of horizontal bar was in 1827

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“Horizontal bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horizontal%20bar. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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