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horizontal bar

noun, Gymnastics.
a bar fixed in a position parallel to the floor or ground, for use in chinning and other exercises.
an event in gymnastic competitions, judged on strength and grace while performing specific movements on such a bar.
Also called high bar.
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1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for horizontal-bar

horizontal bar

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