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

  • n. A physical exercise in which one uses the abdominal muscles to raise the torso from a supine to a sitting position and then lies back down again without moving the legs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An exercise in which the abdominal muscles are contracted, bringing the torso of a person lying down to a more upright position.

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

  • n. a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage


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