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high bar

noun, Gymnastics.

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.
Origin of horizontal bar
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But the native who piloted us out was doubtful about anybody's being on high bar.

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  • Far away shone a high bar of pale yellow radiance, rising like a pillar of light from floor to roof.

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  • Only when it comes to climbing a ladder or swinging myself over a high bar, I know it spells misfortune for me.

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  • No, he couldn't tell us where we could get a boat to take us out to high bar at that time of night.

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British Dictionary definitions for high bar

horizontal bar

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