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

Examples of parallel bars in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Confident from start to finish, Malone overcame a nervous mistake on parallel bars to post a two-day total of 170.700 and stamp himself as the new standard-bearer for the men’s program with the Summer Games just seven weeks away. Will Graves,, 6 June 2021 The 21-year-old won his first US men’s gymnastics title on Saturday night, shaking off an early miscue on the parallel bars to post a two-day total of 170.700., 6 June 2021 The Stanford junior didn't get off to a good start, falling on parallel bars to start the second night of competition at Dickies Arena. Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, 5 June 2021 Bower was third on pommel horse, sixth on floor, seventh on vault, 10th on rings and parallel bars and 11th on high bar. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2021 Brecksville sophomore Ella Shaheen finished second in the uneven parallel bars with 9.5 points. cleveland, 6 Mar. 2021 Other top competitors include Stanford's Blake Sun, No. 1 on parallel bars, and Oklahoma's Gage Dyer, No. 1 on floor exercise. Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 Dimitrios Loundras from Greece performed on the parallel bars, and his team came in third. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2021 The senior won individual honors in the vault, all-around, uneven parallel bars, and tied for third in the floor exercise. Andrew Hammond, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of parallel bars

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2021

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“Parallel bars.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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