weightlifting
a) A sport in which competitors lift heavy weights in two events: the snatch and the clean and jerk.
b) A form of exercise in which weights are lifted.

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  • Weightlifting — Weightlifting, also called Olympic weightlifting or Olympic style weightlifting, is a sport in which participants attempt a maximum weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The two lifts currently competed are the clean and jerk …   Wikipedia

  • weightlifting — ► NOUN ▪ the sport or activity of lifting barbells or other heavy weights. DERIVATIVES weightlifter noun …   English terms dictionary

  • weightlifting — weightlifter, n. /wayt lif ting/, n. the act, art, or sport of lifting barbells of given poundages in a prescribed manner, as a competitive event or conditioning exercise. [1895 1900; WEIGHT + LIFTING] * * * ▪ 2009       The Games of the XXIX… …   Universalium

  • weightlifting — noun Weightlifting is used before these nouns: ↑medal …   Collocations dictionary

  • weightlifting — [[t]we͟ɪtlɪftɪŋ[/t]] also weight lifting N UNCOUNT Weightlifting is a sport in which the competitor who can lift the heaviest weight wins …   English dictionary

  • weightlifting — weight|lift|ing [ˈweıtˌlıftıŋ] n [U] the sport of lifting specially shaped pieces of metal that weigh an exact amount >weightlifter n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weightlifting — weight|lift|ing [ weıt,lıftıŋ ] noun uncount the sport of lifting heavy weights …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • weightlifting — n. lifting of heavy weights for exercise or in athletic competition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weightlifting — noun the sport or activity of lifting barbells or other heavy weights. Derivatives weightlifter noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • weightlifting — noun (U) 1 the sport of lifting specially shaped weights weight 1 (6) 2 also weight training BrE the activity of lifting specially shaped weights as a form of exercise weightlifter noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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