Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who lifts heavy weights for exercise or in an athletic competition.

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  • noun weightlifting A person who competes for maximum weight lifted in a series of specific lifts.
  • noun A person who uses weights to train the muscles of the body, usually for strength or for improved performance in a sport.

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

  • noun an athlete who lifts barbells

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Examples

  • When the winning champion weightlifter is satisfied with his world record, he returns the barbell/broom to its vertical position and resumes sweeping the patio.

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  • When the winning champion weightlifter is satisfied with his world record, he returns the barbell/broom to its vertical position and resumes sweeping the patio.

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  • When the winning champion weightlifter is satisfied with his world record, he returns the barbell/broom to its vertical position and resumes sweeping the patio.

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  • A coule of years ago I started suffering from deliberating, exercize-induced migranes, sometimes called weightlifter headaches, even though I was never really a weightlifter.

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  • A coule of years ago I started suffering from deliberating, exercize-induced migranes, sometimes called weightlifter headaches, even though I was never really a weightlifter.

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  • A coule of years ago I started suffering from deliberating, exercize-induced migranes, sometimes called weightlifter headaches, even though I was never really a weightlifter.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Meanwhile, the weightlifter and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Zoe Smith has had her funding reinstated by the sport's governing body following the temporary suspension of funds last December.

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  • The creators did not want him wearing fake muscles, so Reeve worked out with British weightlifter, David Prowse (the body behind Darth Vader from Star Wars).

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  • He was a strapping 6-plus-footer and a weightlifter.

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  • I wouldn't have the courage? hahaha look, old man, I'm 6'1 , I've been a weightlifter for years, and I've trained in krav maga (Israeli streetfighting) and a Russian form of baritsu.

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