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chin-up

[chin-uhp] /ˈtʃɪnˌʌp/
noun
1.
an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • An underhand grip variation or chinup trains both the back and biceps.
Word Origin and History for chinup

chin-up

n.

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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