monkey bars

plural noun

Definition of monkey bars

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

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Inside was an obstacle course of tyres and monkey bars, and a shooting range. The Economist, "Confessions of an Islamic State fighter," 16 Aug. 2019 The dog park is a whirlwind of scampering mutts, and the playground is abuzz with kids swinging from monkey bars. San Francisco Chronicle, "It was a warm, late-summer evening and the Sunset District native, who moved into a Mission Bay condo in 2009, stopped by the Spark Social food truck park after a meeting.," 5 Jan. 2015 Teetering up and down on a seesaw, racing across the monkey bars, climbing up a jungle gym—they're all thrills many of us take for granted. Megan Uy, House Beautiful, "There's An Indoor Park For Children With Disabilities All Thanks To This Japanese Architect," 14 Aug. 2019 The colorful playground — with monkey bars, a trampoline, climbing walls, and balance beams — came as a welcome addition to the beach for many families, who sought relief from the scorching heat. Sarah Wu,, "Beat the heat at a floating water park in New Bedford," 20 July 2019 These obstacles include leaping across a maze of rotating walls, sprinting uphill, traversing a punishing trail of monkey bars above the streets of L.A. and zip-lining from a 15-floor building. Sergio Carmona,, "Miami Beach Orthodox Jew proudly wears yarmulke in ‘Million Dollar Mile’ win," 15 July 2019 Six swings and monkey bars round out the perimeter. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul spends $340,000 for playground renovation, but some parents not pleased," 17 June 2019 Up until that point, Hudson’s most serious injury had been a broken wrist from falling off the monkey bars at Back to School Night. Kerry Cromwell, Good Housekeeping, "My Little Boy Was Just 7 Years Old When He Had a Catastrophic Stroke," 26 July 2018 Shutterstock How playground design has changed Typical playgrounds from the 1980s and 1990s used a prefab system of multilevel platforms, often with slides, jungle gyms, or monkey bars veering off into different directions. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Why cities need accessible playgrounds," 20 July 2018

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of monkey bars

US : a frame of bars that children can play on by climbing and by swinging from one bar to the next one in the way that monkeys in a tree swing from branch to branch

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