weightlifting

[ weyt-lif-ting ]
/ ˈweɪtˌlɪf tɪŋ /

noun

the act, art, or sport of lifting barbells of given poundages in a prescribed manner, as a competitive event or conditioning exercise.

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Origin of weightlifting

First recorded in 1895–1900; weight + lift + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM weightlifting

weightlifter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for weightlifting

weightlifting
/ (ˈweɪtˌlɪftɪŋ) /

noun

the sport of lifting barbells of specified weights in a prescribed manner for competition or exercise

Derived forms of weightlifting

weightlifter, noun
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