Part of speech: noun

An athlete.

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Usage examples "gymnast":

  1. An active gymnast, or a sailor, could catch the gutter with a slight spring, and by it draw himself upon the roof. - "Martin Hewitt, Investigator", Arthur Morrison.
  2. This being done, they went out of their house, and with them a young gentleman of Touraine, named Gymnast, who taught him the art of riding. - "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I", Various.
  3. The bow oar and captain of the University crew was a powerful young man, who, like the captain of the girls' boat, was a noted gymnast. - "A Mortal Antipathy", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr..