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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lift in weightlifting that is executed from a horizontal position on a bench, in which the weight is lifted from the chest to arm's length and then lowered back to the chest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An exercise preformed by pressing the weight of a barbell away from one's body while lying on a bench.
  • v. To press the weight of a barbell away from one's body while lying on a bench.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small punch press mounted on a workbench
  • n. a weightlift in which you lie on your back on a bench and press weights upward

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