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A piece of gymnastic equipment consisting of two horizontal bars, normally set at the same height, on adjustable supports and used mainly for swinging maneuvers.
a. (functioning as plural) a pair of wooden bars on uprights, sometimes at different heights, for various exercises
b. (functioning as singular) an event in a gymnastic competition in which competitors exercise on such bars
a gymnasium apparatus consisting of two horizontal bars on uprights, used for various exercises.
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|Noun||1.||parallel bars - gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights|
bar - a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
uneven bars, uneven parallel bars - a pair of parallel bars set at different heights; used in women's gymnastics