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barbell

[bahr-bel]
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noun
  1. an apparatus used in weight-lifting, consisting of a bar with replaceable, disk-shaped weights fastened to the ends.
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Origin of barbell

First recorded in 1885–90; bar1 + bell1
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  • A while later, the voice in his ear said: "A hundred yards to go, Barbell."

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    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • And the voice near his ear said: "A hundred yards to go, Barbell."

    Anything You Can Do

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for barbell

barbell

noun
  1. a metal rod to which heavy discs are attached at each end for weightlifting exercises
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Word Origin and History for barbell

n.

1887, from bar (n.1) + ending from dumbbell.

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