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  1. an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like.
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Origin of chin-up

First recorded in 1880–85
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gallant, foolhardy, daring, confident, fearless, spunky, audacious, stout, adventurous, spirited, gutsy, dashing, reckless, valiant, resolute, strong, courageous, heroic, gritty, bold

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Word Origin and History for chin-up


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.

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