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weightlifting

[weyt-lif-ting]
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noun
  1. 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

1895–1900; weight + lifting
Related formsweight·lift·er, noun
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weightlifting

noun
  1. the sport of lifting barbells of specified weights in a prescribed manner for competition or exercise
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Derived Formsweightlifter, noun
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