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horizontal bar

noun Gymnastics.
  1. a bar fixed in a position parallel to the floor or ground, for use in chinning and other exercises.
  2. an event in gymnastic competitions, judged on strength and grace while performing specific movements on such a bar.
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Origin of horizontal bar

First recorded in 1820–30
Also called high bar.
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  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for high bar

horizontal bar

noun
  1. gymnastics a raised bar on which swinging and vaulting exercises are performedAlso called: high bar
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