Entry from US English dictionary
A weight used in weightlifting that is not attached to an apparatus.
- Working out with weight machines or free weights increases strength and many common calisthenics that can be done at home are also designed to increase strength.
- After those nights that your toddler has kept you up, though, you may want to use weight machines instead of free weights and keep your treadmill workout brief.
- Using machines instead of free weights in the weight room has its advantages.
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Syllabification: free weight
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