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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First Known Use of pommel horse

1908


POMMEL HORSE Defined for English Language Learners

pommel horse

noun

Definition of pommel horse for English Language Learners

  • : 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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