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medicine ball

a large, solid, heavy, leather-covered ball, thrown from one person to another for exercise.
Origin of medicine ball
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They caught the medicine-ball, which rolled an inch or two, tottered, and then fell with a soft dead thump to the floor.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • The medicine-ball still lay where it had rolled on the floor, the cushions of the sofa still bore the imprint of his body.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • It was my little old Bishop, that I keeps the fat off from with the medicine-ball work.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • I've seen the way you stand up to Francis, and I'll eat—I'll eat the medicine-ball if you're not as plucky as anyone.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for medicine-ball

medicine ball

a heavy ball used for physical training
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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