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[chin-uhp] /ˈtʃɪnˌʌp/
an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like.
Origin of chin-up
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Tonight, despite her forced cheerfulness and chin-up longanimity, she is slightly hunched over and moves as if doing so hurts.
  • Prayers for every player to emerge cleanly from each game, with chin-up and free of injury.
  • chin-up handle design allowing for wide and narrow grip positions, dip handles designed for variety of grip widths.
  • Take walks after dinner, go on a weekend bike ride, or have chin-up contests on the monkey bars at a nearby playground.
  • Try the regular, inclined and inverted chin-up to work your biceps and increase your upper body strength.
Word Origin and History for chin-up

also chinup, type of exercise, 1951, from chin (v.) + up (adv.). Earlier it was called chinning the bar and under names such as this is described by 1883.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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