kettlebell

noun
ket·​tle·​bell | \ ˈke-tᵊl-ˌbel How to pronounce kettlebell (audio) \

Definition of kettlebell

: a round weight with a flat bottom and thick handle on top that is used for exercise and weight training

Examples of kettlebell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to wearing it for runs, this was my favorite top to don for garage kettlebell swings. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "Our Gear Guy's 5 Favorite Running Tees," 5 Oct. 2020 Options: Hold a kettlebell, medicine ball or other weight for more challenge. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "These U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Drills Could Work for You, Too," 5 Sep. 2020 Stand holding a kettlebell or dumbbell in your right hand in front of your right thigh. Dana Santas, CNN, "Strength training with free weights: How to reboot your workout routine," 3 Aug. 2020 Instead of a kettlebell, try using a gallon jug of milk. Meaghan Murphy, Woman's Day, "14 Simple Gym Equipment Swaps to Make Your Home Workouts More Effective," 1 May 2020 That’s how much kettlebell sales are up in the U.S. since this time last year, according to a recent study. Anna Buchmann, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Bay Area contact tracing shows early promise," 29 June 2020 For the newcomer, the size, shape, and appearance of a kettlebell can be intimidating on its own. Popular Science, "The best kettlebells for intense home workouts," 15 June 2020 JackRabbit also offers a deal of the week with running shoes and accessories and its JackRabbit University blog has information on workouts such as a full-body kettlebell circuit. oregonlive, "Father’s Day: Great sports, exercise gift ideas to get dads fit," 14 June 2020 Wearing the weight keeps it centered on your body, which isn't necessarily better or worse than holding two kettlebells by your side or a pair of dumbbells over your shoulders. Matt Jancer, Wired, "Separated from Your Barbells? Try Wearing Your Weights," 31 May 2020

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First Known Use of kettlebell

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kettlebell

kettle + -bell (as in barbell)

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13 Oct 2020

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“Kettlebell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kettlebell. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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