Parallel-bars

parallel bars

noun
a gymnasium apparatus consisting of two wooden bars on uprights, adjustable in height, and used for swinging, vaulting, balancing exercises, etc.

Origin:
1865–70

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parallel bars
 
pl n
gymnastics
 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

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