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planche

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Pronunciation: /plɑːntʃ
 
, plɑːnʃ/

Definition of planche in English:

noun

(In gymnastics) a position in which the body is held parallel with the ground by the arms, performed on the parallel bars, rings, or floor.
Example sentences
  • One of Conn-quest's logos will feature an image of her performing one of her signature skills, a reverse planche on balance beam.
  • She and her husband opened Conn-quest Gymnastics Club in late 2001, and one of their club logos featuring an image of her performing her well-known reverse planche.

Origin

early 20th century: French, literally 'plank'.

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