pull-up

pull-up

[pool-uhp]
noun
1.
an exercise consisting of chinning oneself, as on a horizontal bar attached at each end to a doorpost.
2.
a flight maneuver in which an aircraft climbs sharply from level flight.
Also, pullup.


Origin:
1850–55; noun use of verb phrase pull up

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pull-up

noun
1. a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers [syn: pull-in
2. an arm exercise performed by pulling yourself up on a horizontal bar until your chin is level with the bar 
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