pa|laes|tra «puh LEHS truh», noun, plural -tras, -trae «-tree».
1. a public place for physical exercise and training in ancient Greece.
2. a) a wrestling school. b) any gymnasium. Also, palestra.
[< Latin palaestra < Greek palaístra < palaíein to wrestle]

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