medicine ball


noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for medicine ball

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

    The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions
  • It was my little old Bishop, that I keeps the fat off from with the medicine-ball work.

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

    The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions

British Dictionary definitions for medicine ball

medicine ball

noun

a heavy ball used for physical training
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