horizontal bar

noun
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

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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First Known Use of horizontal bar

1827

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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