dumbbell

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noun dumb·bell \ˈdəm-ˌbel\

Definition of dumbbell

  1. 1 :  a short bar with weights at each end that is used usually in pairs for exercise

  2. 2 :  a stupid person :  dummy

Examples of dumbbell in a sentence

  1. I feel like a dumbbell for making such a stupid mistake.

  2. <if we don't give him a shove, the poor dumbbell never will propose to her>

1785

First Known Use of dumbbell

1785


DUMBBELL Defined for English Language Learners

dumbbell

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noun dumb·bell \ˈdəm-ˌbel\

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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