Indian club
noun Date: 1857 a usually wooden club shaped like a large bottle or tenpin that is swung for gymnastic exercise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Indian club — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian club — ☆ Indian club n. a bottle shaped club of wood, metal, etc. swung in the hand for exercise …   English World dictionary

  • Indian club — noun a bottle shaped club used in exercises • Hypernyms: ↑club * * * ˌIndian ˈclub 7 [Indian club] noun an object shaped like a bottle, used for doing exercises or juggling …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian club — In′dian club n. spo a wooden or metal club shaped like a large bottle and swung for arm exercise • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Indian club — a metal or wooden club shaped like a large bottle, swung singly or in pairs for exercising the arms. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Indian club — /ɪndiən ˈklʌb/ (say indeeuhn klub) noun a bottle shaped wooden club, one of a pair swung by the hands in gymnastics …   Australian English dictionary

  • Indian club — noun each of a pair of bottle shaped clubs swung to exercise the arms in gymnastics …   English new terms dictionary

  • Indian clubs — belong to a category of exercise (and juggling) equipment that was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century in Europe, the British Commonwealth and the United States. They comprise bowling pin shaped wooden clubs of varying sizes and… …   Wikipedia

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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