from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A weight consisting of a short bar with a metal ball or disk at each end that is lifted for muscular development and exercise.
- n. Slang A stupid person; a dolt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A weight consisting of two disks or spheres attached to a short bar; used for exercise and weight training
- n. A stupid person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An exercising weight, consisting of two spheres or spheroids, connected by a short bar for a handle; used (often in pairs) for gymnastic exercise.
- n. an ignorant or foolish person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a pair of weights, each consisting of two balls joined by a bar, intended to be swung in the hands for the sake of muscular exercise, made of iron, or for very light exercise of hard wood.
- n. In bacterial., a diplococcus: so called from its shape.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle
- n. an ignorant or foolish person
From an apparatus similar to that used in ringing a church bell, but without the bell, used for practice or physical exercise.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)