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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of chinning oneself, practiced especially as a fitness exercise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an arm exercise performed by pulling oneself up on a horizontal bar until the chin is level with or above the bar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US An exercise done for strengthening the arms and back, in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar. It can be defined more restrictively on criteria like the arms starting at lock-out, or the chin requiring contact with the bottom of the bar, or touching the neck to the bar.

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

  • verb raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
  • noun an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the bar

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