an apparatus used in weight-lifting, consisting of a bar with replaceable, disk-shaped weights fastened to the ends.
Naomi then steadied herself in a wide leg stance in front of the barbell, propped at chest-height on a metal stand.
Sandy Koufax 2.0 Zachary Fenster July 10, 2012
And the voice near his ear said: “A hundred yards to go, barbell.”
Anything You Can Do Gordon Randall Garrett
A while later, the voice in his ear said: “A hundred yards to go, barbell.”
Anything You Can Do … Gordon Randall Garrett
a metal rod to which heavy discs are attached at each end for weightlifting exercises
1887, from bar (n.1) + ending from dumbbell.
a shrub of the genus Berberis, especially B. vulgaris, having yellow flowers in elongated clusters. Compare barberry family. the red, elongated, acid fruit of this shrub. Historical Examples In the younger, wavy branches of the barberry the spines are straighter or more diverging. The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot If barberry jelly […]
- Barberry family
the plant family Berberidaceae, characterized by shrubs and herbaceous plants having very varied leaves and flowers and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the barberry, May apple, and Oregon grape.
- Bar billiards
noun (functioning as sing) (Brit) a table game in pubs, etc, in which short cues are used to pocket balls into holes scoring various points and guarded by wooden pegs that incur penalties if they are knocked over
not equipped with a barb: barbless fishhooks. Historical Examples And at the time when the Bard stood up to claim the wife, a strange warrior came into the encampment, holding a barbless spear. Evelyn Innes George Moore The other two Japs have short, stiff poles with a wire attached and the barbless hook at the […]