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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Examples of pommel horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Winning bronze on the pommel horse made him Ireland’s first medalist. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New wave of gymnasts set to challenge traditional powers," 12 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 To someone who couldn’t even get himself over the pommel horse in phys ed, this looked like a superpower. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Without Michael Bennett’s choreography, is it still ‘A Chorus Line’?," 30 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. James Ellingworth, The Denver Post, "Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds," 13 Oct. 2019 Max Whitlock won Britain's first gold medal Saturday on pommel horse. James Ellingworth, Houston Chronicle, "Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds," 13 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of pommel horse

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Dec 2019

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“Pommel horse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pommel%20horse. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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