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(used with a singular or plural verb) calisthenics.
(used with a plural verb) gymnastic exercises designed to develop physical health and vigor, usually performed with little or no special apparatus.
(used with a singular verb) the art, practice, or a session of such exercises.
Historical Examples

The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster

(functioning as pl) light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc
(functioning as sing) the practice of callisthenic exercises
a variant spelling (esp US) of callisthenics


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