balance beam

See also: balance-beam

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A gymnast walking on a balance beam.
 
The balance beam of a balance scale (marked by the red box).

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balance beam (plural balance beams)

  1. (gymnastics) A gymnastics apparatus, a narrow wooden rail used in artistic (athletic) gymnastics.
  2. (gymnastics) A gymnastics event using the balance beam apparatus.
  3. The horizontal member of any balance (scale,) usually carrying pans at each end, supported at its center by a fulcrum.

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