American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See chin-up.
- n. An exercise done for strengthening the arms and back in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar.
- n. a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers
- n. an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the bar
“At one point, the boys took a swing break and Scott took a pull-up break.”
“Rocks become dumbbells and tree branches become pull-up bars.”
“Denver's torrid shooting continued into the second quarter, with Anthony scoring on acrobatic drives and quick pull-up jumpers.”
“Along with great views of the East River and Brooklyn, this park has a track and lots of gym equipment, like dip bars, pull-up bars and climbing bars.”
“When I finally got him on the toilet, he would sit there, FOREVER, and do nothing, and the minute he had his pull-up back on, he promptly filled it with as much nasty as possible.”
“I was preparing to get down from my treestand this fall and hooked the clip on my pull-up rope to the bow string right below the cam.”
“Try doing a pull-up either on one of the bars, or on the outside frame if your head doesn't fit through.”
“And if both are guarded, Billups will add a third option, his own pull-up 3-pointer or drive to the basket.”
“After he took a pull-up jumper early in the clock, Saunders called Blatche over and begged him to make the extra pass, "Dray, swing it," he shouted.”
“And so Ryan expects junior guard Ariana Moorer to stand by what she wrote on the board that day in the team's locker room, that she's a good pull-up shooter.”
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