Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A lift in weightlifting that is executed from a usually horizontal position on a bench, in which the weight is lifted from the chest to arm's length and then lowered back to the chest.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Weightlifting) a weight-training exercise in which a person lies on a bench and pushes a barbell upwards with both hands from chest level until the arms are straight, then lowers it again
(Weightlifting) (intr) to carry out one or more bench presses
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a weightlifting exercise in which a barbell is raised and lowered above the chest while the lifter lies supine on a bench.
bench′-press`, v.t., v.i.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||bench press - a weightlift in which you lie on your back on a bench and press weights upward|
incline bench press - a bench press performed on an inclined bench
|2.||bench press - a small punch press mounted on a workbench|
punch press - a power driven press used to shape metal parts
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.