battle rope

noun

variants or less commonly battling rope
plural battle ropes also battling ropes
: a piece of fitness equipment consisting of a thick heavy long rope that is typically anchored to a solid surface (such as a wall or post) at one end and gripped in the hand at the other end and that is usually used in pairs in exercises involving moving the arms up and down to cause the ropes to move in continuous waves or slam against the ground
Expect to dedicate between 20 and 30 feet of space to use your battle rope, depending upon which length you choose.Brett Dvoretz
With an intense battle rope exercise, you can burn as many as 20 calories per minute. Your heart and muscles work hard to keep you twisting, slamming, and waving the ropes.The Tacoma (Washington) Daily Index
usually used in plural
If you're at the end of your rope with your current fitness routine, battle ropes might be the answer.Debbie Juniewicz
Inside, bright red walls frame a space where there's room to box, lift weights and wave battling ropes.Kimberly Wethal

Examples of battle rope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lift one arm to do three slams with the battle rope before switching to the other arm. Michael Easter, Men's Health, 20 July 2023 Check out Vanessa blowing up workouts on the battle ropes, and with resistance bands: This content is imported from instagram. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 7 July 2023 So grab a pair of battle ropes and start doing slams or waves; work for 30 seconds. Mitch Calvert, Men's Health, 16 May 2023 Just moving battle ropes at a fast and aggressive pace will ramp up your heart rate. Mitch Calvert, Men's Health, 16 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

2010, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of battle rope was in 2010

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“Battle rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battle%20rope. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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