Definition of Parallel bars

1. Noun. Gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights.

Exact synonyms: Bars
Terms within: Bar
Generic synonyms: Exerciser, Gymnastic Apparatus
Specialized synonyms: Uneven Bars, Uneven Parallel Bars
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Parallel bars

1. Noun. (gymnastics) A set of apparatus consisting of two horizontal bars at a small distance apart, used by male gymnasts, upon which acts of swinging and holding and jumping are performed. ¹

2. Noun. (gymnastics) A gymnastics event using the parallel bars. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Parallel bars

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1. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"parallel bars. Suspension exercises, mounts, vaults, etc. Heel-support hanging position: arm bending. Heel-support hanging position: hand traveling backward ..."

2. Manual of Physical Drill: United States Army by Edmund Luther Butts (1900)
"These are two parallel bars the height of which is about that of the chest or shoulders, and the width between them being the average shoulder breadth of ..."

3. Manual of Physical Drill: United States Army by Edmund Luther Butts (1897)
"These are two parallel bars the height of which is about that of the chest or shoulders, ... parallel bars."

4. Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture, Civil, Architecture by John Weale (1850)
"... in locomotive engines, the parallel bars between which the cross-head moves in a right line with the cylinder and driving wheel axle: they are also ..."

5. Practical Illustrations of the Principles of School Architecture by Henry Barnard (1851)
"The chief requisites in an infant-school play-ground are the following : A. Climbing Stand ; a Horizontal Bar; parallel bars ; Wooden Swings ; a Double ..."

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