chin-up


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chin-up

(chĭn′ŭp′)
n.
The act or an instance of chinning oneself, practiced especially as a fitness exercise. Also called pull-up.

chin-up

n
(Gymnastics) an exercise in which a person grips an elevated bar and pulls himself or herself up until the chin is level with the bar

chin′-up`



n.
an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar or the like.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.chin-up - an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the barchin-up - an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the bar
arm exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the arm muscles
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