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medicine ball

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noun
  1. a large, solid, heavy, leather-covered ball, thrown from one person to another for exercise.
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Origin of medicine ball

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples of medicine ball

  • It was my little old Bishop, that I keeps the fat off from with the medicine-ball work.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • They caught the medicine-ball, which rolled an inch or two, tottered, and then fell with a soft dead thump to the floor.

  • The medicine-ball still lay where it had rolled on the floor, the cushions of the sofa still bore the imprint of his body.

  • I've seen the way you stand up to Francis, and I'll eat—I'll eat the medicine-ball if you're not as plucky as anyone.

    The White Feather

    P. G. Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for medicine ball

medicine ball

noun
  1. a heavy ball used for physical training
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