dumb-bell
dumbbell dumb"bell`, dumb-bell dumb"-bell`, n. An exercising weight, consisting of two spheres or spheroids, connected by a short bar for a handle; used (often in pairs) for gymnastic exercise. [1913 Webster]

2. an ignorant or foolish person.

Syn: dummy, dope, boob, booby, pinhead. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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