an apparatus used in weight-lifting, consisting of a bar with replaceable, disk-shaped weights fastened to the ends.
Contemporary Examples

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

Historical Examples

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.

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