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
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Judge Niclas Parry, sitting at Mold Crown Court, said: "You lured your victim by disguised text messages to your partner's home, pretending it was her who wanted to see him, having minutes earlier attended the home of another perceived love rival armed with a dangerous weapon, a dumbbell.
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