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
Northgate included a single department store, but the standard arrangement, called a dumbbell plan, had two department stores, one at each end of a pedestrian promenade.
In one small case, you can create up to two fifteen-pound dumbbells or one thirty-pound dumbbell, which is what you will soon need.
Together, the two ends of the dumbbell were a pair of magnetic dipoles and opposites of each other, but were separated by a significant distance.
We need a way to divide the mind into parts that is more meaningful than crude folk psychology "dumbbell" two part distinctions such as conscious v. unconscious, premeditated v. impulsive, etc.
And what I tried to do in using that term "dumbbell," was to call it into question and say, well, what if we try to understand him not as a dumbbell, but as a kind of text?
Overhead is the double-ended "dumbbell" Tesla coil with its electrodes with the double toroid primary.
There is a double-ended "dumbbell" Tesla coil suspended from the ceiling.
When bending over for an exercise, such as dumbbell rows, keep the back flat or slightly arched to protect the back from injury.
(as taught by a fitness pro), you'll gain more lean body mass using compound movements than doing "isolation" exercises, such as dumbbell curls, butterfly presses, and calf raises.
Anyone who's ever trained with me knows that I'm the first guy to lift up his shirt at the drop of a dumbbell.