parallel bars
noun plural Date: 1868 1. a pair of usually wooden bars supported horizontally above the floor at the same height or at different heights usually by a common base and used in gymnastics 2. an event in gymnastics competition in which even or uneven parallel bars are used

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  • parallel bars — {n.} Two horizontal bars the same distance apart, that are a few feet above the floor of a gymnasium. * /The boys exercised on the parallel bars in the gym./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • parallel bars — {n.} Two horizontal bars the same distance apart, that are a few feet above the floor of a gymnasium. * /The boys exercised on the parallel bars in the gym./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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