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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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!
For the pec press, lie on your back on a weight bench with a dumbbell in each hand.
You can start some of the movements with your bodyweight, but when you're ready to scale it up, all you need is a dumbbell, kettlebell and resistance band.
The couple allegedly got into an argument and in a fit of rage, Upadhyay killed his wife by hitting her with a dumbbell on the head.
For new users, a dumbbell routine should consist of 1-2 sessions per week and build up to 3-4 sessions on nonconsecutive days.
Spinal dumbbell tumors were first defined by Heuer in 1929 as a group of tumors arising along the spine that are constricted at the point where they penetrate the intervertebral foramina or dura mater, assuming an hourglass or dumbbell shape (1).
For example, rather than sitting on a shoulder press machine and pressing a secured bar overhead at a fixed angle, lift a dumbbell off the floor, curl it, and then press it overhead in one fluid motion.