- a large, solid, heavy, leather-covered ball, thrown from one person to another for exercise.
Origin of medicine ball
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for medicine ball
It was my little old Bishop, that I keeps the fat off from with the medicine-ball work.Shorty McCabe
They caught the medicine-ball, which rolled an inch or two, tottered, and then fell with a soft dead thump to the floor.
The medicine-ball still lay where it had rolled on the floor, the cushions of the sofa still bore the imprint of his body.
I've seen the way you stand up to Francis, and I'll eat—I'll eat the medicine-ball if you're not as plucky as anyone.The White Feather
P. G. Wodehouse
- a heavy ball used for physical training
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