• WordNet 3.6
    • n gymnast an athlete who is skilled in gymnastics
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gymnast One who is skilled in athletic exercises; one who is expert in or is a teacher of gymnastics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gymnast one who teaches or practises gymnastics
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. gymnasiongymnazein, gymnos, naked.


In literature:

Up to the age of 16 boys were instructed in gymnastics, in music and in grammar, and from 16 to 18 in gymnastics alone.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
Ernest was kneeling down to take his turn, when Blackall, tired of his gymnastic exercises, came sauntering by.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
Gymnastic exercises were not thought of; and, except cricket, they had no manly games to strengthen their muscles and improve their forms.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
Or was it a new system of gymnastics?
"When Patty Went to College" by Jean Webster
The objection is sometimes made that rhythmic gymnastics cause nerve-strain in children.
"The Eurhythmics of Jaques-Dalcroze" by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze
Not so in the gymnastic rooms, where we went to view the exercises of the Normal class, soon to be graduated.
"In and Around Berlin" by Minerva Brace Norton
An Englishman has always special facilities for intercourse with French gymnasts; for England is the natural home of gymnasts.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is a rare school out there on the North Sea for the practice of free-hand gymnastics!
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
He had been a practised gymnast at school.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
At football, cricket, gymnastics, and, ultimately, at swimming, no one could come near him.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

"Oh, stately man and old beside,
Why dost gymnastics do?
Is such example dignified
To set before your crew?"
"The Dutiful Mariner" by Wallace Irwin
Not one of the prisoners regained sexual balance.
Depressions, impotency, sleeplessness…erotic
dispersion in languages, reading, games, music,
and gymnastics.
"Notes On Vision" by James Douglas Morrison

In news:

The first US contender for rhythmic gymnastics in eight years, Julie Zetlin is representing America in a sport that combines motion, grace and athleticism for a visually stunning display.
The NCAA Championships/Sports Management Cabinet has given final approval to one key rule change in women's gymnastics.
A 10 Isn't Necessarily Perfect in New Scoring System for Gymnastics.
Internet Surfers Have Fun With Gymnast's Scowl .
Self-Taught Gymnast Thrives At Pierson.
And one involving a room full of New Orleans Athletic Club gymnasts.
COLUMBIA — Wearing a smile and a pink tutu leotard, a 3-year-old tumbler at Authority Gymnastics & Cheer, uses tiny arms to try to push up into a handstand.
Fame Can Be Fleeting In World Of Gymnastics.
USA Gymnastics announced today that the 2013 US Gymnastics Championships will return to Hartford and the XL Center Aug 14-17.
Former MU gymnast Shire hired as aide at SEMO.
Former Missouri gymnast Sarah Shire has been hired as the assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State.
COLUMBIA — Sarah Shire calls her lifelong gymnastics journey a fairytale.
Missouri's Shire sets Big 12 record for weekly gymnastics honors.
COLUMBIA — When Jordan Banker* was attempting to learn a new floor routine, the staff and team members at Show-Me Gymnastics could not help her.
Photo special to the Town Crier All Star Cheerleading squad, owned by Dana Winters of Miss Dana's Diamonds LLC Gymnastics and Cheerleading, took first place in the Junior Level I division competition at Baldwin Wallace College on March 4.

In science:

Gymnastics are then required to prevent this trace U(1) photon mixing with the physical photon.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
It is known that m0 T is not large enough to bring d = 5 proton decay in accord with experiment (unless one goes through painful gymnastics or arbitrary cancellations ).
Proton decay, supersymmetry breaking and its mediation
It is apparent that most of USA’s advantage sports concentrate on swimming, Athletics, as well as Gymnastics with its ma jor competitors such as AUS in swimming, ROU in Gymnastics, and ITA in Athletics.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Our method is based on an upstairs - downstairs gymnastics by moving between the base manifold and the total space of a fiber bundle.
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces
The following diagram shows our upstairs-downstairs gymnastics.
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces