Definition of body mechanics

: systematic exercises designed especially to develop coordination, endurance, and poise

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First Known Use of body mechanics

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Body mechanics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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