bench press

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of bench press

:a lift or exercise in which a weight is raised by extending the arms upward while lying on a bench

bench-press

transitive verb

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First Known Use of bench press

1946


BENCH PRESS Defined for English Language Learners

bench press

noun

Definition of bench press for English Language Learners

  • : a lift or exercise in which a weight is raised by pushing your arms upward while you lie on a bench


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