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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Whittenburg’s seventh-place showing in the all-round competition was offset by disappointing finishes in the parallel bars (11th), the pommel horse (14th) and the horizontal bar (16th). Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore gymnast Donnell Whittenburg back on US national team, aiming to participate in world championships," 19 Aug. 2019 All-scholastics Colin Babineau Braintree | Senior The senior was fifth overall at the state championship with 43.5 points, including a second-place finish on pommel horse (7.2). BostonGlobe.com, "2018-19 Boys' Gymnastics All-Scholastics," 10 June 2019 Arber earned the pommel horse title with a score of 7.9, and finished second on the floor and rings. BostonGlobe.com, "2017-18 Boys' Gymnastics All-Scholastics," 7 May 2018 Just last year, Eric Mitchell won the state title on pommel horse. C.r. Walker, Naperville Sun, "Freshman newcomer Michael Baren makes strong bid to be state champion in gymnastics for Neuqua Valley," 10 May 2018 Arber earned the pommel horse title with a score of 7.9, and finished second on the floor and rings. BostonGlobe.com, "2017-18 Boys' Gymnastics All-Scholastics," 7 May 2018 Naddour won a bronze medal in pommel horse at the Rio Olympics and was an Olympic alternate in 2012. Jeffrey Metcalfe, azcentral, "USA Gymnastics places Olympic medalist Alex Naddour on suspended list," 20 June 2018 Callahan placed third on the pommel horse (8.35) at the Lyons Sectional and was an at-large qualifier in the rings (8.35), vault (8.65) and high bar (8.00). Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "Ready for takeoff: OPRF pole vaulters confident heading into sectional meet," 8 May 2018 Arber earned the pommel horse title with a score of 7.9, and finished second on the floor and rings. BostonGlobe.com, "2017-18 Boys' Gymnastics All-Scholastics," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of pommel horse

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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