medicine ball


Definition of medicine ball

: a heavy usually large ball used especially in conditioning and strengthening exercises

Examples of medicine ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Foscue routinely swings a medicine ball with handles three times. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2021 Duffy also has been taking dry swings in indoor batting cages, working up from medicine ball tosses. Meghan Montemurro,, 27 June 2021 Start lying on your chest with your face down, legs fully extended and arms straight overhead holding onto a light medicine ball. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 27 Jan. 2021 In the end, DeJager created for his sons a gauntlet that included climbing, running, bicycling and lifting a medicine ball. Matt Villano, CNN, 16 Dec. 2020 Options: Hold a kettlebell, medicine ball or other weight for more challenge. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 5 Sep. 2020 Add a book or a medicine ball to ramp up the difficulty. Hannah Seo, Popular Science, 1 Sep. 2020 Then Tabbah added a rebounder trampoline, and medicine ball catches became part of the circuit. Jonas Shaffer,, 3 Aug. 2020 Then lunges featuring a 10-pound medicine ball slam. Jonas Shaffer,, 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of medicine ball

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of medicine ball was in 1895

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Last Updated

23 Aug 2021

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“Medicine ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of medicine ball

: a heavy leather-covered ball that is used for exercises


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