dumbbell


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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
References in classic literature ?
George himself, striding towards them in his mornmg exercise with his pipe in his mouth, no stock on, and his muscular arms, developed by broadsword and dumbbell, weightily asserting themselves through his light shirt-sleeves.
But there would be sundry gentlemen there with large gold fob chains and black cigars; and somebody would tell a funny story, and then Dempsey would go back and work half an hour with the sixpound dumbbells.
Think of a man's swinging dumbbells for his health, when those springs are bubbling up in far-off pastures unsought by him!
Stand with knees slightly bent, holding a dumbbell in each hand.
After serving time for the brutal murder of Anne Nicoll, McIntosh attempted to kill Linda by repeatedly hitting her on the head with a dumbbell in woods in Dundee.
A simple and iconic example is the cast-iron dumbbell.
He is also charged with producing a dumbbell, mirror and gas cylinder during a incident at a house on St Mary's Road on Cork's North side.
Tip: You can also try to do some light kicks and punches and if you prefer to do simple stretching, you can opt to hold a lightweight dumbbell.
Triceps dumbbell kickback: Kneel on a bench or bed with your left knee bent and your left arm supporting your body.
As you push your hips back and lower into a squat, bend your arms and "chop" the dumbbell across your body to the outside of your left hip.
But when he was accused of stealing cash from the house, he returned with a gym dumbbell and assaulted Robert Edwards in his own home.