an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like.

1880–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the bar [syn: pull-up
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Example sentences
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.
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