tri·​cep ˈtrī-ˌsep How to pronounce tricep (audio)
: triceps
And the sad fact is that no amount of tricep dips will do anything to remedy the drooping flesh at the back of the arm when it becomes impervious to exercise.Jeannine Stein

Examples of tricep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hold a dumbbell in right hand with elbow bent and tricep resting on the ground. Jennifer Nied, Women's Health, 2 Aug. 2023 The device’s movements were controlled using electrical signals from an amputee’s residual bicep and tricep muscles. IEEE Spectrum, 30 July 2023 The Boston Arm’s movements were controlled by electrical signals from an amputee’s bicep and tricep muscles. IEEE Spectrum, 30 July 2023 For the rest of the session, Albert attempts to mediate but ends up shaking his head as Kelly and Jan do tricep dips and laugh — all while wearing their Star Wars masks. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 1 Aug. 2023 That's 1 rep. Turkish Get-Up How to: Start lying face up with right leg straight on mat, left leg bent, foot flat on floor, right arm out at side on floor at 45-degree angle, and left arm holding kettlebell above shoulder with tricep on floor and elbow at a 45-degree angle from body. Jordan Galloway, Women's Health, 25 July 2023 Bend left elbow and lower left arm until tricep nearly touches the ground. Women's Health Editors, Women's Health, 14 June 2023 Some exercises included bicep curls, tricep pulldowns, and barbell curls. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 28 Apr. 2023 Resistance bands with handles are great for exercises like squats, bicep curls, and leg extensions, while a door anchor can be used for moves like tricep extensions or crunches. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 24 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tricep was in 1940

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“Tricep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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