American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A weightlifting competition in which participants compete in the squat, dead lift, and bench press.
“I'm not going to compete in powerlifting with anybody.”
“powerlifting" refers to the sport of weight lifting, in which strength limits (with or without powerlifting gear) are tested.”
“And, like Rachel, our powerlifting E-4 at Hurlburt Field, as feminine as ever.”
“There are few or no remarks made about a man's shirt, jacket or pants size when he performs a job (save when his job is directly related to his physique, say in ... oh, I don't know ... powerlifting?)”
“Football, church and country music may dominate Mississippi's off-hours, but despite the odds, this curious ballet company has thrived in the shadow of Jackson's gun shows and powerlifting contests.”
“This was when she was home from college and I had started powerlifting, so when I hit her door at a run I destroyed it though it was a hardwood door older that both of us.”
“Doing something physically exhausting, e.g. wrestling, powerlifting, track and field, might help.”
“There are few or no remarks made about a man's shirt, jacket or pants size when he performs a job save when his job is directly related to his physique, say in...oh, I don't know...powerlifting?”
“We're doing a lot of squatting, a lot of powerlifting-style movements.”
“Would that hold even more if it was, say, a powerlifting gym (almost pure objective performance) as opposed to an figure-skating school (almost pure aesthetics)?”
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