setting-up exercise


Definition of setting-up exercise

: any of a series of gymnastic exercises used to give an erect carriage, supple muscles, and easy control of the limbs

First Known Use of setting-up exercise

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of setting-up exercise was circa 1900

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“Setting-up exercise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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