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horizontal bar

n.
A gymnastics apparatus consisting of a single bar mounted approximately eight feet above the ground and used for swinging maneuvers. Also called high bar.
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horizontal bar

n
(Gymnastics) gymnastics a raised bar on which swinging and vaulting exercises are performed. Also called: high bar
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hor′izon′tal bar′


n.
1. a bar fixed in a position parallel to the floor or ground, for use in chinning and other exercises.
2. an event in gymnastics, judged on strength and grace while performing on such a bar. Also called high bar.
[1820–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horizontal bar - gymnastic apparatus consisting of a bar supported in a horizontal position by uprights at both endshorizontal bar - gymnastic apparatus consisting of a bar supported in a horizontal position by uprights at both ends
bar - a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
exerciser, gymnastic apparatus - sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
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As I hastened above to explore the strange shaft I found that the ladder of horizontal bars mounted always as far above me as my eyes could reach, and as I ascended, the light from above grew brighter and brighter.
Tars Tarkas went in advance and as I reached the first of the horizontal bars I drew the ladder up after me and, handing it to him, he carried it a hundred feet further aloft, where he wedged it safely between one of the bars and the side of the shaft.
The Sorceress rode in a beautiful palanquin which was like the body of a coach, having doors and windows with silken curtains; but instead of wheels, which a coach has, the palanquin rested upon two long, horizontal bars, which were borne upon the shoulders of twelve servants.
The sun had already gone below the horizon and the west was flaming gold, touched with some horizontal bars of purple and crimson.
The only consolation afforded me was a choice of patterns: I was at perfect liberty to have my face spanned by three horizontal bars, after the fashion of my serving-man's; or to have as many oblique stripes slanting across it; or if, like a true courtier, I chose to model my style on that of royalty, I might wear a sort of freemason badge upon my countenance in the shape of a mystic triangle.
He grabbed a silver medal in the horizontal bar exercises (12.650 points), and bronze medals in the exercises with rings (12.400 points) and in the floor exercises (12.300 points).
Right: Qatar's Ahmed Mousa in action on Horizontal Bar. Sahan Bidappa
Vinay Nayudu Doha As the 12 FIG Artistic World Cup's qualifications came to a close on the second day of the four-day event at the Aspire Dome on Thursday, the Netherlands' Epke Zonderland settled into his zone making it to the final of the men's horizontal bar competition.
He tallied a total score of 77.465 after performances in the pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar, vault and floor exercise.
Karl, a 10-year-old Grade 5 student of Aurora Quezon Elementary School, collected seven gold medals in the Class 1 division with victories in the floor exercise (9.10 points), vault (9.55), pommel horse (9.70), parallel bars (9.10), rings (9.15), horizontal bar (9.50) and individual all-around (56.10).
Yulo will compete in the individual all-around, horizontal bar, pommel horse, parallel bars, vault, rings and his favorite floor exercise.

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