One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘One of Conn-quest's logos will feature an image of her performing one of her signature skills, a reverse planche on balance beam.’
Early 20th century: French, literally ‘plank’.
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