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horizontal bar

noun, Gymnastics.
1.
a bar fixed in a position parallel to the floor or ground, for use in chinning and other exercises.
2.
an event in gymnastic competitions, judged on strength and grace while performing specific movements on such a bar.
Also called high bar.
Origin of horizontal bar
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • Randle-bar, ran′dl-bar, n. the horizontal bar in an open chimney on which cooking-vessels are hung.

  • The banks of keys were broad and there was a kind of chair, or stool, fixed on a horizontal bar in front of them.

    The Enormous Room Horace Leonard Gold
  • In horizontal bar exercises the “breast-up” is executed in the same way, but it is seldom used in getting up on the bar.

  • For in the Gym they came across Hugh disporting himself on the horizontal bar, where he performed cleverly.

    King of Ranleigh F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • After the first fortnight try hanging by the two hands on the horizontal bar and swinging lightly back and forth.

  • This is done by means of a horizontal bar placed behind the knife and parallel with it.

    Paper-Cutting Machines Niel, Jr., Gray
  • Within six vesica-shaped panels are placed quatrefoil ornaments, each divided by a horizontal bar.

  • Next I grasped a horizontal bar and chinned myself fifty times with one hand.

    The Double Spy Dan T. Moore
  • For this purpose a horizontal bar armed with vertical cutting chisels is used, which cuts Shaft boring.

  • A couple of pronged sticks are driven into the ground to serve as props for a horizontal bar.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
British Dictionary definitions for horizontal bar

horizontal bar

noun
1.
(gymnastics) a raised bar on which swinging and vaulting exercises are performed Also called high bar
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