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dumb·bell

 (dŭm′bĕl′)
n.
1. A weight consisting of a short bar with a metal ball or disk at each end that is lifted for muscular development and exercise.
2. Slang A stupid person; a dolt.

[From an apparatus similar to that used in ringing a church bell, but without the bell, used for practice or physical exercise.]

dumbbell

(ˈdʌmˌbɛl)
n
1. (Gymnastics) gymnastics weightlifting an exercising weight consisting of a single bar with a heavy ball or disc at either end
2. (Weightlifting) gymnastics weightlifting an exercising weight consisting of a single bar with a heavy ball or disc at either end
3. a small wooden object shaped like this used in dog training for the dog to retrieve
4. slang chiefly US and Canadian a fool

dumb•bell

(ˈdʌmˌbɛl)

n.
1. a hand weight for exercising, consisting of two heavy balls or disks connected by a graspable bar.
2. Slang. a stupid person.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dumbbell - an exercising weightdumbbell - an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle
exercising weight, free weight, weight - sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
2.dumbbell - an ignorant or foolish persondumbbell - an ignorant or foolish person  
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense

dumbbell

noun
Slang. A mentally dull person:
Slang: dimwit, dumbo.
Translations
hantelpuupeatola
tollotyperys

dumbbell

[ˈdʌmbel] N
1. (in gymnastics) → pesa f
2. (= fool) → bobo/a m/f

dumbbell

[ˈdʌmˌbɛl] n (Sport) → manubrio, peso
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