A person trained in or skilled in gymnastics.
- From then on coaches and girls alike realised that a smaller gymnast meant a better gymnast.
- Everyone agrees that Olympic divers and gymnasts are competitive athletes.
- The gymnasts are incredible athletes operating under excruciating pressure.
Late 16th century: from French gymnaste or Greek gumnastēs 'trainer of athletes', from gumnazein 'exercise naked' (see gymnasium).
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