- the act, art, or sport of lifting barbells of given poundages in a prescribed manner, as a competitive event or conditioning exercise.
Origin of weightlifting
1895–1900; weight + lifting
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Examples from the Web for weightlifting
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- the sport of lifting barbells of specified weights in a prescribed manner for competition or exercise