Definition of dumbbell
1 : a short bar with weights at each end that is used usually in pairs for exercise
2 : a stupid person : dummy
Examples of dumbbell in a Sentence
I feel like a dumbbell for making such a stupid mistake.
if we don't give him a shove, the poor dumbbell never will propose to her
Recent Examples of dumbbell from the Web
Exercises ▪ Bulgarian Split Squat: Stand approximately 3 to 4 feet in front of a bench with a barbell on your shoulders or a pair of dumbbells in your hands.
Lifting something heavy, like a dumbbell, makes bones bear more weight, and in exercise, stressing your bones is a good thing (to a point of course).
Boucher lifts four days a week, focusing on single-leg balance, dumbbell squats, and leg lifts, all geared around making his knee stable and strengthening the left hip and quad, both of which were also affected by the injury.
Engage your core and pull the dumbbell in your left hand just past the outside of your body with a rowing motion using minimal to no rotation of your torso.
At 6:30, Coach Z. unlocked that door and propped it open with a dumbbell.
A. Hold one medium-weight dumbbell on right shoulder and stand tall with feet hip-width distance apart.
This gunslinger appears to be able to drive cars, lift dumbbells and shoot with deadly accuracy.
Lift your torso off the floor toward the ceiling, keeping your back straight without rounding your shoulders or lowering the dumbbell.
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DUMBBELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dumbbell for English Language Learners
: a short bar with weights at the ends that is used to make muscles stronger
: a stupid or foolish person
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