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  1. a person or thing that lifts.
  2. Machinery. a device or machine part used for lifting another part, as a cam used for lifting a valve in an engine.
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Origin of lifter

First recorded in 1525–35; lift + -er1
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Related Words for lifter

burglar, sniper, pickpocket, bandit, crook, swindler, criminal, pirate, robber, mugger, prowler, clip, cheat, hijacker, punk, plunderer, kleptomaniac, pilferer, larcenist, stealer

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Historical Examples of lifter

  • The jack was the bearer of bundles, a lifter, a puller, a worker.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)

    Elbert Hubbard

  • He had been living with us for a week before I found out he was a Lifter.


    William Gerken

  • For oil wells, which may be 2000 or more feet in depth, a lifter not so simple is employed.

  • In chemical works it raises liquids so corrosive that no other lifter is feasible.

  • The water samples are not so reliable, because they freeze in the lifter.

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    Fridtjof Nansen