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pommel horse

noun, Gymnastics.
1.
a padded, somewhat cylindrical floor-supported apparatus, similar to a vaulting horse but having two graspable pommels on top, used by men for hand-supported balancing, rotating, and swinging maneuvers.
Also called side horse.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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pommel horse

noun
1.
(gymnastics) a type of vaulting horse fitted with two curved handles, used for swinging and vaulting exercises
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pommel horse

gymnastics apparatus, a leather-covered form 1.6 metres (63 inches) long, 34 to 36 cm (13.4 to 14.2 inches) wide, and (measured to its top) about 115 cm (45.3 inches) from the floor with a support in its centre. Curved wooden pommels (handholds) 12 cm (4.7 inches) high are inserted 40 to 45 cm (15.75 to 17.72 inches) apart in the top of the horse

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