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chin-up

[chin-uhp]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like.

Origin of chin-up

First recorded in 1880–85
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Word Origin and History for chin-up

n.

also chinup, type of exercise, 1951, from chin (v.) + up (adv.). Earlier it was called chinning the bar and under names such as this is described by 1883.

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