monkey bars

plural noun

: a three-dimensional framework of horizontal and vertical bars from which children can hang and swing

Examples of monkey bars in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other kids formed easy relationships and tender bonds, taught each other songs and how to swing along the monkey bars. Hazlitt, 18 Oct. 2023 The Florida dance-pop duo built a literal playground on which to perform, sporting a giant swing set, merry-go-round, trampoline, and even monkey bars with synth pads installed on each rung. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 4 Aug. 2023 His athletic abilities were then put on display as Zion shared his story on stage through a voiceover while performing a series of fitness activities, including rope climbs, bench presses, box jumps and monkey bars. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 At the Fletcher playground, two dozen day care campers splashed in the pool, jumped rope and played on monkey bars. Elise Young, New York Times, 23 July 2023 In triple-digit heat, monkey bars singe children’s hands, water bottles warp and seatbelts feel like hot irons. Jack Healy, New York Times, 11 July 2023 This sizeable two-story set comes with a clubhouse, two observation decks, a ground-level hideout, a rock wall, a slide, monkey bars, and three swings: two belt swings and one trapeze bar. Lauren Wellbank, Parents, 11 July 2023 There is a toddler playground with small play structures and swings in addition to a more extensive park for older kids to test their bravery on a mini-zipline, toadstools for hopping and monkey bars. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 13 Mar. 2023 Scrambling up trees, hanging from monkey bars, and even the simple act of growing make the device more likely to fail. Lizzy Lawrence, STAT, 12 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monkey bars was in 1929

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“Monkey bars.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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