noun, plural pa·les·tras, pa·les·trae [puh-les-tree]. /pəˈlɛs tri/. Greek Antiquity.
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PTL (Italian, n.)—the Italian translation for gym (palestra), tanning (tintarella), and laundry (lavanderia).
This wasnt a lovers bower; it was only a palestra, or an observatory.Nothing But the Truth|Frederic S. Isham
For many things there be, which we must conceit and apprehend, as though we had had to do with an antagonist at the palestra.Meditations|Marcus Aurelius
But when we leave the child "free as a man" in the palestra of his own intelligence, his type changes entirely.Spontaneous Activity in Education|Maria Montessori
The Spartan maidens were required to exercise in the palestra, almost naked, in the presence of men and strangers.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)|Walter M. Chandler