\ˈdelt \

Definition of delt 

: deltoid usually used in plural

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Expect to feel it in your entire abdominal wall, as well as your biceps, pecs, delts, lats, and calves. Meg Lappe, SELF, "A 10-Minute Cardio and Strength Jump Rope Workout," 3 Oct. 2017 Bent Over Reverse Fly This move engages your rear delts, the muscles at the backs of your shoulders. Hannah Davis, Cosmopolitan, "4 Easy Exercises for Super-Toned Arms," 4 Mar. 2014 So do his triceps, pecs, abs, delts, quads, lats and the other 600 or so muscles of the human body. Jocelyn Noveck, Orange County Register, "Even Rock’s biceps can’t lift up ‘Baywatch’," 23 May 2017 When performed correctly, this exercise is a great back and rear delt builder that is an effective alternative to the row. Jay Willis, GQ, "6 Row Machine Alternatives to Give Your Body an Amazing Workout," 4 June 2017

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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\ˈdelt \

Medical Definition of delt 

: deltoid usually used in plural

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