tricep

noun
tri·​cep | \ ˈtrī-ˌsep How to pronounce tricep (audio) \

Definition of tricep

: 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 Once healthy, Brown saw sporadic reps in two games and suffered a season-ending triceps tear in the third. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "Cowboys position preview: If Byron Jones and Dallas part ways, what will team do at CB? Here are some options," 18 Feb. 2020 Here are some tips to keep in mind: When doing a bicep curl or a tricep extension, keep the shoulder heads under the ears in proper alignment. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "Common workout injuries — and how to prevent them," 18 Dec. 2019 Images of bulging CrossFit competitors were replaced with average people just trying to get in shape: instructional videos show older adults doing tricep dips off a vintage kitchen counter or raising bags of dog food off the floor. Tessa Love, Outside Online, "Greg Glassman’s Easy Health Care Fix: More CrossFit," 16 Jan. 2020 Press down through the hands to engage the triceps. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "2-in-1 exercises that will tone your arms and abs," 26 Dec. 2019 Most of the muscles that people really need to strength-train — hamstrings, glutes, lower back, rhomboids, triceps — are not really worked during rock climbing. Kate Dwyer, New York Times, "Social Climbing Has a Whole New Meaning," 14 Nov. 2019 Repeat this 10 times to really work the triceps, chest and core. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "A one-month cardio and strength training plan to tone your arms," 1 Oct. 2019 Gerber has not confirmed whether the necklace is a tribute to Davidson or someone else, like her brother Presley Gerber, 20, (who tattooed his sister’s name on his tricep last year). Katie Intner, PEOPLE.com, "Kaia Gerber Wears 'P' Initial Pendant Necklace After Spotted Out with Pete Davidson," 7 Nov. 2019 In less uplifting health news, the Ravens lost their second-most productive pass rusher, Pernell McPhee, to a season-ending triceps injury. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens vs. Patriots scouting report for Week 9: Who has the edge?," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tricep

1940, in the meaning defined above

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22 Feb 2020

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“Tricep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tricep. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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