- 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.
Origin of horizontal bar
First recorded in 1820–30
Also called high bar.
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Examples from the Web for high bar
If he gets it roached up on both sides that will make me look like a horizontal-bar performer, which is his idea of manly beauty.Cobb's Anatomy
Irvin S. Cobb
- gymnastics a raised bar on which swinging and vaulting exercises are performedAlso called: high bar
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