from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who lifts heavy weights for exercise or in an athletic competition.
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- n. A person who competes for maximum weight lifted in a series of specific lifts.
- n. A person who uses weights to train the muscles of the body, usually for strength or for improved performance in a sport.
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- n. an athlete who lifts barbells
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
He was a strapping 6-plus-footer and a weightlifter.
However, the old weightlifter and movie star governor is on the right track.
In the Olympics ... a Russian shot putter stripped of her medal, a Greek weightlifter stripped of his.
The screen shows a weightlifter lifting a huge weight over his head.
At the Beijing Olympics, one of his group, Kazakhstani weightlifter Ilya Ilin, won gold.