balance beam


balance beam
noun (C) a long narrow wooden board on which a gymnast performs

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • balance beam — n. Gym. 1. a long, narrow, horizontal wooden beam raised about 4 feet (1.2 m) above the floor, on which women gymnasts perform balancing routines consisting of jumps, tumbles, turns, running steps, etc. 2. an event in which such routines are… …   English World dictionary

  • balance beam — balance .beam n a long narrow wooden board on which a ↑gymnast performs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Balance beam — The balance beam is an artistic gymnastics apparatus, as well as the event performed using the apparatus. Both the apparatus and the event are sometimes referred to as simply beam . The English abbreviation for the event in gymnastics scoring is… …   Wikipedia

  • balance beam — noun a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts • Syn: ↑beam • Hypernyms: ↑gymnastic apparatus, ↑exerciser * * * noun, pl ⋯ beams [count] : a thick bar of wood raised above the floor that is used in gymnastics for displays of balance * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • balance beam — noun Date: circa 1949 1. a narrow wooden beam supported in a horizontal position approximately four feet above the floor and used for balancing feats in gymnastics 2. an event in gymnastics competition in which the balance beam is used …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • balance beam — n. gymnastic wooden bar on legs on which women gymnasts stand and perform balancing exercises; event involving balance beam exercises …   English contemporary dictionary

  • balance beam — 1. a narrow wooden rail about 16 ft. (5 m) long and 4 in. (10 cm) wide, set horizontally on upright posts about 4 ft. (1.2 m) from the floor, used for performing feats of balancing and demonstrating gymnastic ability. 2. a competitive gymnastic… …   Universalium

  • balance beam — bal′ance beam n. 1) spo a narrow wooden rail set horizontally on upright posts about 4 ft. (1.2 m) from the floor, used for performing feats of balancing and demonstrating gymnastic ability 2) spog a gymnastic event for women in which such an… …   From formal English to slang

  • balance beam — noun a) A narrow wooden rail used in gymnastics. b) The horizontal member of any balance (scale,) usually carrying pans at each end, supported at its center by a fulcrum …   Wiktionary

  • Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's balance beam — Infobox Olympic event event = Women s balance beam games = 2008 Summer caption = venue = Beijing National Indoor Stadium dates = August 19 competitors = TBD nations = TBD gold = Shawn Johnson goldNOC = USA silver = Nastia Liukin silverNOC = USA… …   Wikipedia


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