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Definition of "palestra" [pa•les•tra]

  • A public place in ancient Greece for training and practice in wrestling and other athletics. (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 "palestra" in a sentence
  • "Suppose a man to have been trained in the palestra and to be a skilful boxer-he in the fulness of his strength goes and strikes his father or mother or one of his familiars or friends; but that is no reason why the trainers or fencing-masters should be held in detestation or banished from the city-surely not."
  • "Palestrante de marketing digital Conrado Adolpho ministra palestra na Endeavor sobre marketing digital e comportamento do consumidor digital."
  • "Mi sono iscritta in palestra e domani comincio a seguire un corso - prossimamente potro' raccontare delle mie avventure nel mondo del cardio-kickboxing *sorriso malefico* La mia amica Sam mi ha mandato della bella lana e ora non ho scuse per non cominciare a lavorare a maglia, ho comprato anche i ferri e sono pronta per imparare!"