Definition of Dumbbell:

  1. A dumbbell or barbell investment strategy involves buying short- and long-term securities with varying maturities to provide steady, reliable income.

  2. A short bar with a weight at each end, used typically in pairs for exercise or muscle-building.

  3. A dumbbell method can be used to take advantage of the best aspects of short-term and long-term bonds. In this strategy only very short-term and extremely long-term bonds are purchased. Longer-dated bonds typically offer higher interest yields, while short-term bonds provide more flexibility. The short-term bonds give an investor the liquidity to adjust investments every few months or years. If interest rates start to rise, the shorter maturities allow an investor to reinvest principal in bonds that will realize higher returns than if that money was tied up in a long-term bond. The long-term bonds give an investor a steady flow of higher-yield income over the term of the bond. Not having all their capital in long-term bonds limits the downside effects if interest rates were to rise in that bond period.

  4. Investments that have both components of short-term and long-term profit returns.

  5. A stupid person.

Synonyms of Dumbbell

Boeotian, Indian club, Barbell, Block, Clod, Dimwit, Dolt, Donkey, Dope, Dullard, Dullhead, Dumb cluck, Dummkopf, Dummy, Dunce, Exerciser, Gowk, Horse, Idiot, Ignoramus, Jobbernowl, Lackwit, Lamebrain, Lightweight, Long horse, Looby, Loon, Moron, Niais, Nincompoop, Ninny, Ninnyhammer, Nitwit, Noddy, Parallel bars, Punching bag, Put, Rings, Rowing machine, Side horse, Simpleton, Stupid, Thickwit, Trampoline, Trapeze, Weight, Witling, Idiot, Halfwit, Nincompoop, Blockhead, Buffoon, Dunce, Dolt, Ignoramus, Cretin, Imbecile, Dullard, Moron, Simpleton, Clod

How to use Dumbbell in a sentence?

  1. Acupressure treatment aids such as balls, dumb-bells and small cubes made of wood, believed to help improve blood circulation, are on offer for prices ranging from Rs.20 onwards.

Meaning of Dumbbell & Dumbbell Definition