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 His athletic prowess came on the pommel horse, vault and parallel bars. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 11 July 2022 The same goes for U.S. gymnast Sunisa Lee on the parallel bars. Robert Gauthier Staff Photographer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2021 Within a week of their surgeries, all three participants in the trial could walk independently with the use of body-weight support from parallel bars and an overhead harness. Dan Heching,, 7 Feb. 2022 The parallettes, a miniature version of the parallel bars gymnasts use, are an excellent tool for opposition training. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 10 Mar. 2021 Chiles owned the highest marks of the day with a 9.900 on the vault and uneven parallel bars, respectively. Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2022 Courtine explains that while the treatment effects of his group’s device are immediate, at first, the patients did require additional body weight support, which consisted of either two parallel bars on the ground or on a treadmill. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, 7 Feb. 2022 However, the event does not require strength holds like the parallel bars or the still rings. Emily Adams, USA TODAY, 27 June 2021 Wiskus ended his college career as one of the greatest Gophers ever, winning two NCAA individual titles in parallel bars and one in rings and finishing second in the all-around three times. Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of parallel bars

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jul 2022

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“Parallel bars.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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