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plural noun
  1. Informal. deltoid muscles.

Origin of delts

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening
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Historical Examples

  • For a few minutes the flames stood up, snapping far into the air, and throwing detached ribbons of fire toward the Delt buildings.

    The Bail Jumper

    Robert J. C. Stead

Word Origin and History for delt


short for deltoid (q.v.).

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