[ delts ]
/ dɛlts /

plural noun

Informal. deltoid muscles.

Nearby words

  1. deltiology,
  2. deltoid,
  3. deltoid ligament,
  4. deltoid muscle,
  5. deltoidal,
  6. delubrum,
  7. delude,
  8. deluded,
  9. deluge,
  10. delusion

Origin of delts

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for delt

  • For a few minutes the flames stood up, snapping far into the air, and throwing detached ribbons of fire toward the Delt buildings.

    The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead

Word Origin and History for delt



short for deltoid (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper