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
Related formsweight·lift·er, noun
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bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting

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British Dictionary definitions for weightlifting



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