dumbbell


dumbbell
Synonyms and related words:
Boeotian, Indian club, barbell, block, clod, dimwit, dolt, donkey, dope, dullard, dullhead, dumb cluck, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, exerciser, gowk, horse, idiot, ignoramus, jobbernowl, lackwit, lamebrain, lightweight, long horse, looby, loon, moron, niais, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nitwit, noddy, parallel bars, punching bag, put, rings, rowing machine, side horse, simpleton, stupid, thickwit, trampoline, trapeze, weight, witling

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • dumbbell — dumb bell , dumb bell dumb bell , 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. [1913 Webster] 2. an ignorant or foolish person. Syn: dummy,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dumbbell — weighted bar used for exercise, 1711, originally an apparatus like that used to ring a church bell, but without the bell; used for exercise but sometimes also to practice ringing changes. Figurative sense of blockhead, stupid person attested by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dumbbell — [n] stupid person dodo*, dolt, dullard, dumbo*, dumdum*, dummy, dunce, idiot, ignoramus, moron, simpleton; concepts 412,423 Ant. brain, genius …   New thesaurus

  • dumbbell — [dum′bel΄] n. [ DUMB + BELL1: from orig. shape] 1. a device usually used in pairs, consisting of round weights joined by a short bar, by which it is lifted or swung about in the hand for muscular exercise ☆ 2. [cf. DUMB, sense 7] Slang a stupid… …   English World dictionary

  • Dumbbell — For other uses, see Dumbbell (disambiguation). A pair of adjustable dumbbells with 2 kg plates. The dumbbell, a type of free weight, is a piece of equipment used in weight training. It can be used individually or in pairs (one for each hand).… …   Wikipedia

  • Dumbbell — Nébuleuse de l Haltère Pour les articles homonymes, voir M27. Nébuleuse de l Haltère …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dumbbell — UK [ˈdʌmˌbel] / US noun [countable] Word forms dumbbell : singular dumbbell plural dumbbells 1) a short metal bar with a weight at both ends that people lift in order to develop their muscles 2) American informal a stupid person …   English dictionary

  • dumbbell — n. a stupid oaf. (Also a rude term of address.) □ Look, dumbbell, pay attention! □ I’m afraid I come on like a dumbbell sometimes …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Dumbbell — An investment strategy, used mainly for bonds, where holdings are heavily concentrated in both very short and long term maturities. This is also known as a barbell, charting on a timeline gives the appearance of a barbell or dumbbell …   Investment dictionary

  • dumbbell — one who does not think, an airhead, knucklehead    What a dumbbell I am! I locked the keys in the car …   English idioms

  • dumbbell — noun Date: 1785 1. a short bar with weights at each end that is used usually in pairs for exercise 2. a stupid person ; dummy …   New Collegiate Dictionary