bench press
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈbɛntʃ.pɹɛs/
Noun

bench press (plural bench presses)

  1. (weightlifting) An exercise performed by pressing the weight of a barbell away from one's body while lying on a bench.
Translations Verb

bench press (bench presses, present participle bench pressing; past and past participle bench pressed)

  1. (weightlifting) To press the weight of a barbell away from one's body while lying on a bench.
    • 1988, Frederick C. Hatfield, "Powersource: Ties that bind", Ironman 47 (6): 21.
      I went home and bench pressed 30 pounds more than I had ever done before.
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