from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A horizontal raised beam with a width of 10 centimeters (4 inches) and a length of 5 meters (16 feet) that is used in gymnastic competition for balancing exercises.
- n. A competitive gymnastics event in which various balancing feats are performed on this beam.
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- n. A narrow wooden rail used in gymnastics.
- n. The horizontal member of any balance (scale,) usually carrying pans at each end, supported at its center by a fulcrum.
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- n. a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
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