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weightlifting

[weyt-lif-ting] /ˈweɪtˌlɪf tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act, art, or sport of lifting barbells of given poundages in a prescribed manner, as a competitive event or conditioning exercise.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; weight + lifting
Related forms
weightlifter, noun
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  • Bill is a weightlifter a large muscular man who coaches teenage boxers.
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weightlifting

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