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Noun dumbbell has 2 senses
  1. dumbbell - an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle
    --1 is a kind of
    weight, free weight, exercising weight
  2. dumbbell, dummy, dope, boob, booby, pinhead - an ignorant or foolish person
    --2 is a kind of simpleton, simple

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Definition: A type of weighted exercise equipment consisting of two equal weights connected by a short handle, used for strengthening and toning muscles.

Sense 1: Popular usage

Noun: A handheld weight used for resistance training, typically consisting of a cast iron core covered in rubber or metal.

Example sentence: I enjoy using dumbbells during my workouts to build strength in my arms and shoulders.

Related products: Dumbbell sets, Dumbbell workout DVDs

Sense 2: Local usage

Noun: Slang term used to describe a person who lacks intelligence or common sense.

Example sentence: Don't bother asking him for advice; he's a total dumbbell.

Related products: Humorous books about stupidity

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