\ ˈglüt How to pronounce glute (audio) \
plural glutes

Definition of glute

: a large muscle of the buttocks : gluteus usually pluralTo counteract the imbalances created by cycling, plus improve your posture, flexibility and overall performance, [Jeb] Stewart recommends concentrating on the deep abdominal muscles … as well as the hips, glutes and shoulder girdle.— Selene YeagerRun, run, run at high altitudes (to improve oxygen use) and over hills (great for glutes).— Sharon Herbstman

Examples of glute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This exercise works the entire glute and especially the gluteus medius in the side lift. Stephanie Mansour, CNN, "This 5-minute workout will tone and tighten your butt," 7 Oct. 2020 Reach the glutes back to tap the chair with your right glute. Stephanie Mansour, CNN, "This 5-minute midday workout will get you out of your chair," 26 Aug. 2020 This movement promotes strength, stability and mobility in your legs and glutes. Dana Santas, CNN, "Step up your strength and balance with this stair workout," 20 May 2020 Squeeze your glutes, pull your shoulders away from your ears, and bring your right knee into your chest. Washington Post, "Try these hacks using mulch, basketballs, couch cushions and more to boost your home workout," 30 Apr. 2020 Step your right foot behind you, pulsing it upward while squeezing your glutes. Christina Oehler,, "Tone It Up’s Karena Dawn Shows How to Get a Toned Booty Without Any Equipment," 23 Apr. 2020 The first movement is the squat (Figure A), which targets the thighs, glutes and hips while indirectly using the hamstrings, lower back and calves. Colin Hoobler, oregonlive, "Try these 5 exercises to help stay active and healthy during isolation," 31 Mar. 2020 Made of thick, non-slip fabric, it's designed to add resistance to your leg and glute workouts—just slip it across your thighs or hips while doing squats or bridge lifts, for instance. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "21 great fitness products for at-home workouts under $30," 29 Mar. 2020 June’s glute challenge entailed a rotation of jumping squats, plank leg lifts and squat pulses; July targeted brain muscles, encouraging participants to read 20 pages of a book of their choice each day., "Sept. 24, 2019: Always good to have a spare charger handy," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of glute

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Glute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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\ ˈglüt How to pronounce glute (audio) \

Medical Definition of glute

: gluteus especially : gluteus maximus usually used in plural

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