pommel horse

noun

Definition of pommel horse

1 : a gymnastics apparatus for swinging and balancing feats that consists of a padded rectangular or cylindrical form with two pommels on the top and that is supported in a horizontal position above the floor
2 : an event in which the pommel horse is used

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Recent Examples on the Web For example, rooms feature mounted collections of 19th-Century grain sieves, knotty pieces of driftwood, thick balls of textural twine, vintage oars, a plane propeller, a pommel horse and a giant section of antique metal chain. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "Tension in the room could be a good thing," 6 Nov. 2020 For example, rooms feature mounted collections of 19th-century grain sieves, knotty pieces of driftwood, thick balls of textural twine, vintage oars, a plane propeller, a pommel horse and a giant section of antique metal chain. Marni Jameson | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Tension can be a good thing, at least in designing a room that lets opposites attract the eye," 3 Nov. 2020 Naddour is a five-time U.S. champion and three-time world finalist in pommel horse. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Forever Five: Highland's greatest athletes," 4 Aug. 2020 At Ohio State, Yoder capped his collegiate career a year ago by winning the NCAA title on pommel horse. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Longtime Indianapolis gymnastics coach Gene Watson dies," 8 Apr. 2020 In the semifinals, Carey (12.950 on balance beam) and Bower (14.300 pommel horse) beat Germany with Ukraine downing Switzerland to set up the final. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Arizona gymnasts Jade Carey, Allan Bower combine to win Swiss Cup," 3 Nov. 2019 Max Whitlock won Britain’s first gold medal Saturday on pommel horse. BostonGlobe.com, "STUTTGART, Germany — Everyone counts Simone Biles’s medals except Simone Biles.," 14 Oct. 2019 Max Whitlock won Britain's first gold medal Saturday on pommel horse. James Ellingworth, Anchorage Daily News, "Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds," 14 Oct. 2019 Max Whitlock won Britain’s first gold medal Saturday on pommel horse. BostonGlobe.com, "STUTTGART, Germany — Everyone counts Simone Biles’s medals except Simone Biles.," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pommel horse

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pommel horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pommel%20horse. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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pommel horse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pommel horse

: a large piece of equipment used in gymnastics that is like a very thick bench with two handles on top of it

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