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free weight

n.
A weight, such as a barbell or dumbbell, that is not attached to another structural device and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms in weightlifting.

free′ weight`


n.
a weight used for weightlifting, as a dumbbell, whose motion is not constrained by external apparatus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free weight - sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightliftingfree 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
barbell - a bar to which heavy discs are attached at each end; used in weightlifting
dumbbell - an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
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