gym·nast (jĭmnăst′, -nəst)
A person who is trained and skilled in gymnastics, especially one who engages in competition.
[French gymnaste, from Greek gumnastēs, trainer of professional athletes, from gumnazein, to exercise; see GYMNASIUM.]
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