palestra

or pa·laes·tra

[ puh-les-truh ]
/ pəˈlɛs trə /

noun, plural pa·les·tras, pa·les·trae [puh-les-tree]. /pəˈlɛs tri/. Greek Antiquity.

a public place for training or exercise in wrestling or athletics.

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Origin of palestra

1375–1425; late Middle English palestre<Latin palaestra a wrestling school, place of exercise <Greek palaístra, equivalent to palais-, variant stem of palaíein to wrestle + -tra feminine noun suffix of place
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British Dictionary definitions for palestra

palestra
/ (pəˈlɛstrə, -ˈliː-) /

noun plural -tras or -trae (-triː)

the usual US spelling of palaestra
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