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powerlifting

[ pou-er-lif-ting ]
/ ˈpaʊ ərˌlɪf tɪŋ /
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noun
a competition or sport involving three tests of strength: the bench press, squat, and two-handed dead lift.
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Origin of powerlifting

First recorded in 1955–60; power + lift + -ing1; modeled on weightlifting
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British Dictionary definitions for powerlifting

powerlifting
/ (ˈpaʊəˌlɪftɪŋ) /

noun
a form of weightlifting in which contestants compete in the dead lift, squat, and bench press

Derived forms of powerlifting

powerlifter, noun
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