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

Examples of horizontal bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three horizontal bars represent the limits to render a frame on top: the bottom green horizontal line is a 20 percent safety margin before the max frame render time; the middle line represents rendering just in time to hit a smooth frame rate; and the top red line is 1.5x times too slow. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 28 Apr. 2023 Each door has two panels of caning inset into the frame, rather than just one long piece run behind the horizontal bar at the center. Amy Panos, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Feb. 2024 The Gmail compose screen is another example of horizontal bars run amok. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 13 July 2023 Unfortunately, Gmail puts three horizontal bars above your message, which seems excessive. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 13 July 2023 Three pictures have low horizontal bars that might represent a slice of earth or sea. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 With several horizontal bars, this freestanding towel warmer has a lot of surface space to warm the towels hanging on it. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Feb. 2023 Most rear guards of this era consisted of three pieces of rectangular steel: a horizontal bar welded to two vertical beams that bolted to the bottom of the trailer. A.c. Thompson, ProPublica, 13 June 2023 Plus, there’s a horizontal bar for hanging pants and skirts. Casey Clark, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 May 2023

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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 22 May. 2024.

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