Gymnástick. adj. [γυμναστικὸς; gymnastique, French.] Pertaining to athletick exercises; consisting of leaping, wrestling, running, throwing the dart, or quoit.
The Cretans wisely forbid their servants gymnasticks as well as arms; and yet your modern footmen exercise themselves daily, whilst their enervated lords are softly lolling in their chariots. Arbuthnot and Pope's Mart. Scriblerus.