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Topic: OTHER SPORTS

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: gymnasium

gym

noun
     
gym
1 [countable]TBB a special building or room that has equipment for doing physical exercise [= gymnasium]
at/in a gym
I try and work out at the local gym once a week.
I go to the gym as often as I can.
2 [uncountable]DSO exercises that people do indoors for physical development and as a sport, especially at school:
We've got gym this afternoon.
Where's my gym kit?
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