Adjective "barbell" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A long metal bar to which discs of varying weights are attached at each end, used for weightlifting.
  1. 'Still, there are plenty of free weights, barbells and dumbbells.'
  2. 'Chip and Tony walked to the corner and started placing weights on the barbell.'
  3. 'You could pile a bunch of weight onto a barbell and crank out eight reps.'
  4. 'They hoist, hold and balance notes like barbells in a weight-lifting exhibition.'
  5. 'Bending his knees, he holds two dumbbells as though starting a barbell deadlift.'
  6. 'I bring the weight up so close under my chin that if the barbell had an edge, I could shave with it.'
  7. 'The exercise range in resistance training is quite broad, as there are dozens of individual exercises that can be performed with free weights (like barbells and dumbbells) as well as machines.'
  8. 'You'll need a bench, a set of dumbbells, a barbell and assorted weight plates.'
  9. 'You don't put off lifting the weight when the barbells are in your hands.'
  10. 'This applies to squats, bench presses, curls or any exercise relying on a barbell or dumbbells.'

More definitions

1. an apparatus used in weight-lifting, consisting of a bar with replaceable, disk-shaped weights fastened to the ends.

More examples(as adjective)

"trades can be barbell."


Late 19th century: from bar + bell.