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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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 Eric Mitchell won the state title last season on the pommel horse. Bob Narang, Naperville Sun, "Baren reigns: Neuqua freshman Michael Baren makes strong debut at state meet with pair of medals," 15 May 2018 The leather pommel horses and side table are from Fulk’s KFI Collection for Pottery Barn, the wallcovering is by Folia, and the Roman shade is in a Holland & Sherry print. As Told To Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Tour A Sonoma Valley Lake House Rippling with Patterns and Color," 15 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 Apr. 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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