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balance beam

Syllabification: bal·ance beam

Definition of balance beam in English:

noun

1A narrow horizontal bar raised off the floor, on which a gymnast balances while performing exercises.
Example sentences
  • However, Romania roared back after strong performances on the balance beam and floor exercise.
  • Circe and Alex both stood up and began walking down the branch gymnasts on the balance beam.
  • Richardson's best performance was a 9.500 effort on the balance beam on day two.
1.1 [in singular] The set of exercises performed on a balance beam.
Example sentences
  • She also placed first in the all-around and on vault, second on balance beam and floor exercise, and fourth on uneven bars.
  • Competing in all four event finals, Harmes placed first on vault, balance beam and floor exercise.
  • Raducan earned the top individual scores on balance beam and floor exercise.

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