Parallel bar

(Steam Eng.) A rod in a parallel motion which is parallel with the working beam
One of a pair of bars raised about five feet above the floor or ground, and parallel to each other, - used for gymnastic exercises.

See also: Parallel, Parallel

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
After walking about the garden, visiting the stable, and even doing some gymnastic exercises together on the parallel bars, Levin returned to the house with his guest, and went with him into the drawing room.
Japan continued its support to provide grants to the Bangladesh Gymnastic Federation as the Japan Gymnastics Federation handed over one set of ring bar and parallel bar to the BGF during a ceremony at the National Sports Council gymnasium in Paltan on Wednesday.
Mostowfi was 11th in the allaround and made the vault, parallel bar and high bar finals, with Robinson-Bailey finishing 14th in the allaround competition in this very competitive field.
The boys were neck and neck throughout the event with Rowlands finishing first on pommel horse, parallel bar and high bar and second on rings, floor and vault.
So, besides focusing on seated rows, pull-ups or lat pulldowns during dry-land workouts, the rowers must include important pushing movements such as bench presses, incline presses, or parallel bar dips.
There were no significant deficits related to PCB or MeHg exposure on the less complex tasks of vertical rope climbing or completing a parallel bar test.
She was 14 when her grace on the balance beam and her lightning spins and twists from the lower to the upper parallel bar left Olympic judges with nothing to fault.
Ben performed strong and confident pommel and floor routines which earned him 1st and 2nd place respectively, and Daniel executed beautiful high bar and parallel bar routines which earned him sixth place on each.
He was Welsh champion on floor, vault and high bar and the titles of pommel horse and rings were shared between Ben and Joseph with Joseph winning the parallel bar event.
Joel Fitzpatrick, 15, from Stainton, won first place in the 12 to 15 age group after displaying his skills on the floor, pommel horse, vault, rings, bar and parallel bar - while team-mate Liam Allen came first in the eight to 11 age group.
Examples of tests: the timed bent-knee sit-ups, timed push-ups, chin-ups, and parallel bar dips.