Definition of barbell in English:


Syllabification: bar·bell
Pronunciation: /ˈbärˌbel


  • A long metal bar to which disks of varying weights are attached at each end, used for weightlifting.
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    • Still, there are plenty of free weights, barbells and dumbbells.
    • The numbers can be rounded up or down if the barbells and weights don't work out precisely to these amounts.
    • Load a barbell with a weight that will allow you to get 15 to 20 reps, and place it on the floor at the end of a bench.


late 19th century: from bar1 + bell1.

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