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 Lindsay Kern of Brecksville placed second behind Thomas in the uneven parallel bars. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "Brunswick gymnast Jordyn Thomas wins uneven parallel bars, balance beam and all-around title at OHSAA gymnastics state meet," 1 Mar. 2020 McCusker competed on uneven parallel bars and balance beam at the 2018 World Championships, helping the U.S. women to a gold medal. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Carey seeking to clinch Olympics gymnastics berth, McCusker joins her at Arizona Sunrays," 18 Feb. 2020 Hyderally, a senior from Alabama, topped the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.9 points, and her 9.85 earned her a share of the balance beam victory with San Jose State’s Emma Milne. Anchorage Daily News, "UAA gymnasts rack up season-best team score in dual-meet loss," 19 Jan. 2020 Britain won its second gold of the championships as Joe Fraser scored 15 points to win on parallel bars. BostonGlobe.com, "STUTTGART, Germany — Everyone counts Simone Biles’s medals except Simone Biles.," 14 Oct. 2019 Brieley Aich powered South’s 10-point win over Dimond by winning titles in the vault and uneven parallel bars. Anchorage Daily News, "High school sports: South gymnasts rule CIC; South, Colony takes wrestling wins; Dimond spikers roll," 30 Oct. 2019 Britain won its second gold of the championships as Joe Fraser scored 15 points to win on parallel bars. BostonGlobe.com, "STUTTGART, Germany — Everyone counts Simone Biles’s medals except Simone Biles.," 14 Oct. 2019 The men compete in the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee is hosting the 2020 American Cup, where some of the world's top gymnasts will compete," 15 Nov. 2019 Britain won its second gold of the championships as Joe Fraser scored 15 points to win on parallel bars. BostonGlobe.com, "STUTTGART, Germany — Everyone counts Simone Biles’s medals except Simone Biles.," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of parallel bars

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Parallel bars.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parallel%20bars. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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