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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 ?
And hearing that voice, he went into the corner where stood his two heavy dumbbells, and began brandishing them like a gymnast, trying to restore his confident temper.
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. So, doing a tight-rope act on a wire stretched across Niagara was a safe terpsichorean performance compared with waltzing twice with Dempsey Donovan's paper-box girl.
"Why do I connect it with dumbbells? And there come the chickens.
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.
For both exercises, start with light dumbbells and gradually add weight as you get stronger.
All you need is a pair of dumbbells at home and you're good to go.
Dumbbells are handheld weights that are great for starting out in muscle toning and strength-training.
The two claimed they only ordered dumbbells online and don't know how their order 'turned into' marijuana on its journey.
Contract award notice: ftk - dumbbells and fitness accessories
Lying on a bench on your back with dumbbells in each hand, press the dumbbells up above your chest and lower them back down until they are next to your chest.