Definition of Dumbbell

1. Noun. An exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle.

2. Noun. An ignorant or foolish person.
Exact synonyms: Boob, Booby, Dope, Dummy, Pinhead
Generic synonyms: Simple, Simpleton
Derivative terms: Boob, Dopey, Dopy

Definition of Dumbbell

1. n. A weight, consisting of two spheres or spheroids, connected by a short bar for a handle; used (often in pairs) for gymnastic exercise.

Definition of Dumbbell

1. Noun. (weightlifting) A weight consisting of two disks or spheres attached to a short bar; used for exercise and weight training ¹

2. Noun. (pejorative en=lang) A stupid person ¹

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Definition of Dumbbell

1. a weight lifted for muscular exercise [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dumbbell

dumb hole
dumb insolence
dumb rabies
dumb show
dumb tax
dumb terminal
dumb terminals
dumb waiter
dumb waiters
dumbbell (current term)
dumbbell curve
dumbbell ganglioneuroma
dumbed down
dumber than a rock

Literary usage of Dumbbell

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The patterns of dumbbell " "• do not have very sharp rings ow-intensity ... dumbbell forms are polycrystal- line aggregates with fibrous structures (Fig. ..."

2. The Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide edited by Patricia A. Deuster (1997)
"Hold dumbbell in lower hand. Lower dumbbell towards floor at a comfortable ... Raise dumbbell toward upper arm. 4. Lower dumbbell to starting position. ..."

3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1888)
"3 6) are dumbbell-shaped, and apparently surmounted by a strong ridge; they measure ... dumbbell-shaped spicules from the bulbous swelling of the stalk. ..."

4. Liquid Air and the Liquefaction of Gases: A Practical Work Giving the Entire by Thomas O'Conor Sloane (1919)
"The dumbbell weighing ten pounds and the lift being four feet, he would have expended ... The energy which he spent in lifting the dumbbell has disappeared, ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1901)
"45« shows a small portion of a nucleus in which lie side by side two chromosomes, in one of which the final dumbbell-shape is almost completed, ..."

6. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1878)
"A long and careful study proved that the different forms were all phases of the same organism ; the oval forms became dumbbell- shaped, and then divided ..."

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