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A vaulting horse fitted with a pair of curved handgrips, used for a gymnastic exercise consisting of swings of the legs and body.
- ‘Tikhonovsky won floor exercise, but Kryukov claimed gold on the pommel horse, parallel bars, and high bar.’
- ‘Ivankov fell again from the pommel horse early in the all-around final, but fought his way back up the standings.’
- ‘Asked if hitting a baseball is harder than swinging on the pommel horse, Johnson regarded both with respect.’
- ‘Fashion Police can think what they want about the outfit but I'll be damned if she doesn't look about ready to break into a sprint and vault onto a pommel horse.’
- ‘It has become a byword for elegant and difficult exercises, especially on the pommel horse.’
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