dead lift definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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
dead lift definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.