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chin-up

[ chin-uhp ]
/ ˈtʃɪnˌʌp /
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noun

an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like.

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Nearby words

chin strap, chin-chin, chin-chou, chin-hsien, chin-strap, chin-up, chin., china, china aster, china bark, china blue

Origin of chin-up

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chin-up

  • But when they pass a U.S. Marine recruiting booth, Weston steps forward to try his luck on the chin-up bar.

    Oklahoma Farmers Find Ways to Cope While Waiting for Drought to End|Malcolm Jones|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • He even challenged a Los Angeles Times reporter nearly half his age to a chin-up contest.

    Arnold's Third Term|Joe Mathews|March 5, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Word Origin and History for chin-up

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper