Definition of triceps in English:

triceps

Pronunciation /ˈtrīˌseps/ /ˈtraɪˌsɛps/

Translate triceps into Spanish

nountriceps, tricepses

  • 1Anatomy
    Any of several muscles having three points of attachment at one end.

    as modifier ‘the full range of triceps movement’
    • ‘Palpation of the soft tissues begins with the biceps and triceps muscles.’
    • ‘Then the biceps relaxes and the triceps contracts to straighten the elbow.’
    • ‘The rotating French press is a terrific triceps toner because it really isolates the triceps muscle.’
    • ‘The three heads of the triceps muscle join at one common tendon just below your elbow.’
    • ‘To maintain control of the rep, simply keep your triceps muscle contracted.’
    • ‘All of these factors make it easier to focus on your triceps, biceps and forearms than, say, your lats.’
    • ‘It's a thin scar six inches long tracing a curve from his forearm toward his triceps muscle.’
    • ‘If you have the time to give biceps and triceps a day of their own, that's awesome.’
    • ‘These will ensure that each of the three heads of the triceps muscle gets its proper due.’
    • ‘She squeezes her triceps to reverse the movement and contracts the muscles hard at the top.’
    • ‘Occasionally the medial head of the triceps extends distally to form an arch across the ulnar groove.’
    • ‘Keep your elbows against your sides, so that all of your power comes from your upper triceps.’
    • ‘For instance, a triceps dip is a wonderful exercise using your body weights.’
    • ‘We collected new data on measurements of the skinfold at the triceps.’
    • ‘I want to thicken my back and improve the sweep of my quads and upper pecs, and I'll work on my triceps, too.’
    • ‘I prefer to team up triceps and biceps movements in supersetting my own arms.’
    • ‘Overhead exercises activate your triceps differently than pressing movements.’
    • ‘He is not just a football player intimidating opponents with biceps and triceps.’
    • ‘I did chest, shoulders and triceps on day one and legs, back and biceps the following day.’
    • ‘This will make sure you place maximum load on the triceps throughout the entire range of motion.’
    1. 1.1The large muscle at the back of the upper arm.

Origin

Late 16th century from Latin, literally ‘three-headed’, from tri- ‘three’ + -ceps (from caput ‘head’).