Definition of Pullup

1. Noun. An exercise done for strengthening the arms and upper body, in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pullup

1. the act of raising oneself while hanging by the hands [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pullup

pulls one's own weight
pulls one's weight
pulls over
pulls teeth
pulls together
pullulan
pullulanase
pullulans
pullulate
pullulate with
pullulated
pullulates
pullulating
pullulation
pullulations
pullup (current term)
pullups
pully
pulmo
pulmocutaneous
pulmograde
pulmometer
pulmometers
pulmonaria
pulmonarias
pulmonary
pulmonary alveolus
pulmonary anthrax
pulmonary arteries
pulmonary artery

Literary usage of Pullup

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gymnastics: A Text-book of the German-American System of Gymnastics by William Albin Stecher (1896)
"... and JO backward (similar to a slow pullup). 14 As Exercise 13, with UH; ... forward and long- swing pullup forward into the FR ; change to OH and ..."

2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... makes a definite pullup at a given point, releases the bomb at predetermined point during the pullup, and tosses the bomb onto the target. ..."

3. The Child and Childhood in Folk Thought: (The Child in Primative Culture) by Alexander Francis Chamberlain (1896)
"... nun-pullup "boy," ila-pullup "girl,"pul "son," — where ila means "female," and nun "male." In some others, as was the case with the Latin puella, ..."

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