Definition of Indian club in US English:

Indian club


  • Each of a pair of bottle-shaped clubs swung to exercise the arms in gymnastics or to perform juggling tricks.

    • ‘A session with a pair of Indian clubs would have done it nicely.’
    • ‘Disciplined athletes, the girls easily mastered the use of Indian clubs and dumbbells.’
    • ‘There are also the traditional mil zourkhaneh, heavy Indian clubs with which musclemen do exercises that would wrench most people's arms from their sockets.’
    • ‘During his hospitalisation, he was given sparkling water from the nearby spring at Vergeze, and exercised his arms using Indian clubs as weights.’
    • ‘Old manners of getting in shape seem to us today as antiquated and inefficient as using Indian clubs and medicine balls.’


Indian club

/ˈindēən kləb//ˈɪndiən kləb/