Balance Beam

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balance beam

[′bal·əns ‚bēm]
(civil engineering)
A long beam, attached to a gate (or drawbridge, and such) so as to counterbalance the weight of the gate during opening or closing. Also known as balance bar.

Balance Beam


a piece of equipment used in women’s gymnastics for exercises in equilibrium. The balance beam is a horizontally placed bar, 5 meters long, 16 cm high, and 10 cm wide, supported by poles 120 cm high.

balance beam, balance bar

A long beam, attached to a gate (or drawbridge, etc.) so as to counterbalance the weight of the gate during opening or closing.
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Clearly if they fall off the balance beam, even with grass underneath or rubber surfacing, there's a potential for injury there, but the benefit of having the opportunity to balance outweighs the risk.
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