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Parallel bars   /pˈɛrəlˌɛl bɑrz/   Listen
Parallel bars

Gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights.  Synonym: bars.

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"Parallel bars" Quotes from Famous Books

... around like a museum guide, introducing the beloved apparatus to the visitor under its true names and uses, the chest-weights, dumb-*bells and Indian clubs, flying-rings, a rowing-machine, the horizontal and parallel bars, the punching-bag and trapeze. Klinker lingered over the ceremonial; it was plain that the gymnasier was very dear to him. In fact, he loved everything pertaining to bodily exercise and manly sport; he caressed a boxing-glove as he never caressed ...
— Queed • Henry Sydnor Harrison

... he exclaimed, "you have done me. I haven't touched parallel bars or a trapeze for ...
— Too Old for Dolls - A Novel • Anthony Mario Ludovici

... Men commenced grading its uneven turf; laying out walks and flower-beds; erecting benches and a band stand, and setting out trees and shrubs. An ample area at one end of the grounds was reserved for a ball field; and adjoining it parallel bars, traveling rings, and the apparatus necessary to an out-of-door gymnasium was put ...
— The Story of Leather • Sara Ware Bassett

... much as it did his younger brothers, and nearly every day, he spent a quarter of an hour or more in the building, using one apparatus or another, for the building was fitted up with rings, parallel bars, wooden horses, pulling machines, and ...
— The Rover Boys at School • Arthur M. Winfield

Words linked to "Parallel bars" :   plural, plural form, uneven bars, exerciser, bars, gymnastic apparatus, bar

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