parallel bars

plural noun

Definition of parallel bars 

1 : a pair of usually wooden bars supported horizontally above the floor at the same height or at different heights usually by a common base and used in gymnastics

2 : an event in gymnastics competition in which even or uneven parallel bars are used

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Davis has been working out with parallel bars for more than two years. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here's Why Parallettes, the Versatile Gymnastics-Inspired Strength Training Tool, Are Popping Up All Over Instagram," 21 June 2018 Other recommendations including installing fitness stops along the walking loop, such as a chin-up station and parallel bars. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Master Plan For A "Hidden" Manchester Park," 6 June 2018 Includes basic foundational skills, strength and flexibility training, as well as skill development on floor exercise, vault table, uneven parallel bars and balance beam. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You've seen lumberjacks do it. Now you can learn how to logroll, too.," 29 May 2018 The class includes basic foundational skills, strength and flexibility training, as well as skill development on floor exercise, vault table, uneven parallel bars and balance beam. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Log rolling, paddleboarding among offerings at Oconomowoc Recreation Department," 15 May 2018 Sparked by a strong showing on the parallel bars, Lawrence finished in sixth place in the all-around competition with a six-event score of 53.45 on Friday. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Boys gymnastics notes: Mundelein takes 5th at state meet," 14 May 2018 Connors added to his spectacular weekend on Saturday by claiming two more state titles in the rings (9.60) and parallel bars (9.55). Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Deerfield wins gymnastics state title as Highland Park's Kevin Connors wins all-around," 12 May 2018 Gymnast Marios Georgiou led the gold rush with his third medal on the Gold Coast -- in the men's parallel bars -- while Georgios Achilleos came out on top in the men's skeet shooting final to continue the nation's push for a record-breaking Games. Sandy Thin, CNN, "Yohan Blake defeated as South African springs shock victory in 100m final," 9 Apr. 2018 Uneven parallel bars: Maddy Kim, Prairie Ridge, 9.600. Lake County News-Sun, "Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Monday, Feb. 19," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of parallel bars

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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parallel bars

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parallel bars

sports : a pair of long bars on posts that are parallel to each other and are used in gymnastics

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