a city in the W RSFSR, in the E SovietUnion in Europe, SW of Gorki.
a Russian musical instrument having a triangular body and a neck like that of a guitar. Historical Examples The women played one after the other on the balalaika, and then sang in chorus. Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. Xavier Hommaire de Hell The sound of music came […]
a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc. something used to produce equilibrium; counterpoise. mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc. a state of bodily equilibrium: He lost his balance and fell down the stairs. an instrument for determining weight, typically by the equilibrium of a bar […]
- Exercise ball
a firm, very large, usually inflatable ball used in various exercises, chiefly to strengthen the back, pelvis, and abdominal muscles. Contemporary Examples If you sit all day, consider swapping your desk chair for an exercise ball, or take phone calls pacing around your office. 7 FitBit Hacks to Burn More Calories in 2014 Megan Humphreys […]
- Balance beam
a narrow wooden rail about 16 feet (5 meters) long and 4 inches (10 cm) wide, set horizontally on upright posts about 4 feet (1.2 meters) from the floor, used for performing feats of balancing and demonstrating gymnastic ability. a competitive gymnastic event for women in which such an apparatus is used. Historical Examples The […]