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Meaning of PALAESTRA

Pronunciation:  pu'lestru

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

PALAESTRA is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa*l[ae]s"tra\, n.
See {Palestra}.

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