ket·​tle·​bell ˈke-tᵊl-ˌbel How to pronounce kettlebell (audio)
: a round weight with a flat bottom and thick handle on top that is used for exercise and weight training

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Certain exercises, like boxing and kettlebell workouts, don’t work well with wrist heart rate monitors. Stephen Slaybaugh, Popular Mechanics, 11 May 2023 Swing to Squat 8 to 10 reps Perform a kettlebell swing using the form described above. Men's Health, 5 May 2023 Lower the kettlebell with control back to shoulder height. Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 23 Feb. 2023 Hold a kettlebell in both hands, resting on top of your chest. Emily Shiffer, Women's Health, 29 Mar. 2023 Padres starter Joe Musgrove, whose likeness is on more walls than Farrah Fawcett’s, has dropped a kettlebell on his left (landing) foot, breaking his big toe. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2023 Allow your arms to relax and the kettlebell will elevate organically; height is not the focus. Diego Mercado, Men's Health, 17 Nov. 2022 The bumps of loft generate incredible warmth under a shell but are still breathable enough for kettlebell sessions. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 5 June 2022 This all-in-one product serves multiple functions and acts as a kettlebell, barbell, push-up bar, or a dumbbell. Braelyn Wood, Health, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


kettle + -bell (as in barbell)

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kettlebell was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Kettlebell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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