girya

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A one pood (16 kg or 36 lb) girya

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Transliteration of Russian ги́ря (gírja)

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girya (uncountable)

  1. (weightlifting) kettlebell; a weight consisting of a cast iron ball with a single handle for gripping the weight during exercise.
    • 2011, Dave Randolph, The Ultimate Kettlebells Workbook, page 9:
      Kettlebells, which are Russian in origin (called girya), are believed to have been around since the early 1700s.

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