Definitions for: Palestra

[n] a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

Webster (1913) Definition: Pa*les"tra, n.; pl. L. Palestr[ae], E. Palestras.
[NL., fr. L. palaestra, Gr. ?, fr. ? to wrestle.] [Written
also pal[ae]stra.] (Antiq.)
(a) A wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for
athletic exercise in general.
(b) A wrestling; the exercise of wrestling.

Synonyms: palaestra

See Also: athletic field, field, playing area, playing field

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