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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An apparatus for gymnastic exercises consisting of two horizontal bars set parallel to each other in adjustable upright supports and used mainly for swinging maneuvers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A set of apparatus consisting of two horizontal bars at a small distance apart, used by male gymnasts, upon which acts of swinging and holding and jumping are performed.
  • n. A gymnastics event using the parallel bars.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights


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