from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form of gymnastics in which dancelike movements are combined with the manipulation of a hand apparatus such as a rope, hoop, or ribbon.
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- n. A discipline of gymnastics where the gymnast manipulates one of five apparatuses (ribbon, ball, rope, clubs, hoop) in a rhythmic manner.
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Following LaRussa’s attempt to create a new Olympic sport—hey, is “bat throwing” any less bogus than rhythmic gymnastics or ice dancing?