chin-up

noun
\ ˈchin-(ˌ)əp How to pronounce chin-up (audio) \
plural chin-ups

Definition of chin-up

: an exercise in which one hangs by the hands from a support (such as a horizontal bar) and pulls oneself up until the chin is level with the support specifically : such an exercise done with the palms facing inward — compare pull-up

First Known Use of chin-up

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Chin-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chin-up. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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