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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 ?
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!
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.
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Keeping your torso stationary and your elbows close to your body, lift the dumbbells toward your chest.
Caption: Dumbbells are cast iron and used in weight and aerobic training.
Tip: This is only 4 minutes but again if you have more time than that, you can pair it up and add it up with other exercise such as 'quadruped kickback' by doing a dog style position with your hands on top of the dumbbells, bend right elbow by side and lift left knee a few inches off the floor then do a triceps kickback with right arm by extending elbow as left leg extends just right behind your hips.
UPPER BODY EXCERSISES WITH DUMBBELLS for ARM CURLS: Start with arms straight down by your sides, the bend the arms and bring the dumbbells up towards your shoulders.
You'll need a set of moderately heavy dumbbells (5 to 15 lbs).
He then went on to set two more records: most strict squat jumps in one minute while carrying a 100lb pack, plus two five-kilo dumbbells (18 reps); and most step-ups in two minutes on a 15-inch bench carrying a 100lb back pack plus two five-kilo dumbbells (45 step-ups).
ZONGULDAK (CyHAN)- A 22-year-old man who is paralyzed from the waist down overcomes barriers by lifting dumbbells weighing 100 kilograms in Turkish northwestern province of Zonguldak.