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

1885–90; bar1 + bell1 Unabridged
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barbell (ˈbɑːˌbɛl)
a metal rod to which heavy discs are attached at each end for weightlifting exercises

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The end result has been a barbell shaped demographic curve unlike that seen in
  any other country.
Correspondingly, the shape of the orbital changed from spherical to barbell, as
  theory predicts.
It would seem that a heat based gravitational effect would cause a heated
  barbell to weigh more than a cold barbell.
Their usual technique is a rock heaved through the master bathroom window, or
  occasionally a lawn chair, potted plant or barbell.
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