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medicine ball

a large, solid, heavy, leather-covered ball, thrown from one person to another for exercise.
Origin of medicine ball
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even when empty, gas drums weigh quite a bit, but Scotty launched it like a medicine ball.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • Tommy with her usual bad luck came to grief in pitching and catching the medicine ball, a large ball stuffed with yarn.

  • Later there is a united attack upon the medicine ball and there is no slight or "ladylike" exercise.

    The Story of General Pershing

    Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
  • Betty and Mr. Harbison had found a medicine ball, and were running around like a pair of children.

    When a Man Marries Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He treacherously fired the medicine ball at the Secretary of Raw Materials, who blandly caught it and slammed it back.

    The Adventurer Cyril M. Kornbluth
  • With a group of fellow inmates for my team mates, I tossed the medicine ball about.

    One Third Off Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for medicine ball

medicine ball

a heavy ball used for physical training
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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