Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a direct lifting without any mechanical assistance, as of a dead weight
- Archaic a difficult task requiring all one's power
- Weight Lifting a type of exercise in which a person lifts a barbell off the floor, stands up straight, and holds the weight hanging downward at arm's length
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A lift in weightlifting in which the weight is lifted from the floor to the level of the hips and then lowered by controlled effort to the floor.