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Definition of "palaestra" [pa•læs•tra]

  • Variant of palestra. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "palaestra" in a sentence
  • "We laid out a third trench 3 m east of the second trench in order to further investigate the large central room of the northern series as well as to uncover its southern wall and part of the large central courtyard (tentatively identified as the palaestra of the complex)."
  • "He wants whatever Atticus may think proper for his "palaestra" and "gymnasium.""
  • "Gleaming with oil, demurely home from the palaestra or the dance."