a weightlifting exercise in which one lies supine on a bench and with both hands pushes a barbell or fixed weight upward from chest level to arm’s length and then lowers it back to chest level: usually repeated in sets.
one complete repetition of this exercise.
this exercise as an event in weightlifting competition.
to perform a bench press with (a weight):
He is small but can bench-press more than 400 pounds.
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a weight-training exercise in which a person lies on a bench and pushes a barbell upwards with both hands from chest level until the arms are straight, then lowers it again
(intransitive) to carry out one or more bench presses
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a wooden or metal screw rotated by a handle fixed to one end within a threaded block fixed to a workbench: used with various jaws to form a vise. Historical Examples Hand-Craft John D. Sutcliffe
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- Bench stop
a metal device set flush with the top of a workbench and having a portion able to be raised to stop longitudinal movement of an object placed against it. Historical Examples Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster