Barbell meaning

bärbĕl
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A bar with adjustable weights at each end, lifted for sport or exercise.
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A long metal bar or rod to which disks of varying weights are attached at each end, used for weight-lifting exercises and in weight-lifting contests.
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(weightlifting) A wide steel bar with premeasured weights affixed to either end, with the central span open for the hands of the weightlifter.
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Origin of barbell

  • bar (dumb)bell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition