pommel horse
noun Date: 1908 1. a gymnastics apparatus for swinging and balancing feats that consists of a padded rectangular or cylindrical form with two pommels on the top and that is supported in a horizontal position above the floor 2. an event in which the pommel horse is used

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  • pommel horse — n a piece of equipment used in ↑gymnastics that has two handles on top, which you hold on to when you jump or swing over it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pommel horse — The pommel horse is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. It is traditionally used by male gymnasts, due to intense strength requirements. Originally made of a metal frame with a wooden body and a leather cover, today the frame may contain plastic or …   Wikipedia

  • pommel horse — noun a gymnastic horse with a cylindrical body covered with leather and two upright handles (pommels) near the center; held upright by two steel supports, one at each end • Syn: ↑side horse • Hypernyms: ↑horse, ↑gymnastic horse • Part Meronyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pommel horse — Gymnastics. a padded, somewhat cylindrical floor supported apparatus, similar to a vaulting horse but having two graspable pommels on top, used by men for hand supported balancing, rotating, and swinging maneuvers. Also called side horse. [1905… …   Universalium

  • pommel horse — noun a) An apparatus for gymnastic exercises with a cylindrical body covered with leather and two upright pommels, as hand grips, near the centre; held upright with adjustable legs …   Wiktionary

  • pommel horse — n. side horse, leather padded vaulting horse equipped with two curved graspable pommels used in gymnastics by male gymnasts only …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pommel horse — noun a vaulting horse fitted with a pair of curved handgrips …   English new terms dictionary

  • pommel horse — pom′mel horse n. 1) spo a padded, somewhat cylindrical, floor supported gymnastic apparatus with two graspable pommels on top, used by men for hand supported balancing and swinging maneuvers 2) spo the gymnastic competition involving this… …   From formal English to slang

  • pommel horse — noun (C) a piece of equipment used in gymnastics with two handles on top, which you hold onto and jump over …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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