Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lifts or raises anything.
  • noun That by means of which something is lifted; an instrument or contrivance for lifting, as a hoisting-apparatus or elevator, a curved arm in a steam-engine for lifting the puppet-valve automatically, a bucket-wheel for raising pulp in a paper-mill, a kitchen utensil for lifting the lids of a stove, etc.
  • noun A thief; one who lifts a thing for the purpose of purloining it.
  • noun In founding:
  • noun One of the hooks suspended from the bars of a moldingbox into the mold to support the sand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, lifts.
  • noun (Founding) A tool for lifting loose sand from the mold; also, a contrivance attached to a cope, to hold the sand together when the cope is lifted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone or something that lifts or assists in lifting.
  • noun weightlifting A weightlifter.
  • noun A spatula.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an athlete who lifts barbells
  • noun a thief who steals goods that are in a store

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Examples

  • The heavy lifter is a false road, and a lunar architecture without it offers more capability and a lesser cost of operation.

    Dear Mr. Augustine - NASA Watch

  • The road you advocate, the heavy lifter, is the antithesis of the idea of using NASA and its needs to help build up the commercial space industry.

    Charles Bolden Nominated for NASA Administrator by President Obama - NASA Watch

  • Sometimes a little mood-lifter is as close as your spam folder.

    Happy Spam

  • Sometimes a little mood-lifter is as close as your spam folder.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • In situations where a lift is made in practice but not successfully completed during competition—that is, the lifter choked—the neck and hip joints of the lifter are often more tightly coupled than they should be.

    Choke

  • In situations where a lift is made in practice but not successfully completed during competition—that is, the lifter choked—the neck and hip joints of the lifter are often more tightly coupled than they should be.

    Choke

  • They may even draw their legs up; the baby, not the power lifter, that is.

    You Raising Your Child

  • They may even draw their legs up; the baby, not the power lifter, that is.

    You Raising Your Child

  • They may even draw their legs up; the baby, not the power lifter, that is.

    You Raising Your Child

  • The Chechnyan had panicked when I told him he was going to call The lifter, cancel the job and meet him here to pay the remainder of his fee.

    Edge

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