[ bahr-bel ]
/ ˈbɑrˌbɛl /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for barbell

  • Naomi then steadied herself in a wide leg stance in front of the barbell, propped at chest-height on a metal stand.

    Sandy Koufax 2.0|Zachary Fenster|July 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • And the voice near his ear said: "A hundred yards to go, Barbell."

    Anything You Can Do|Gordon Randall Garrett
  • A while later, the voice in his ear said: "A hundred yards to go, Barbell."

    Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for barbell

/ (ˈbɑːˌbɛl) /


a metal rod to which heavy discs are attached at each end for weightlifting exercises
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