clean and jerk


clean and jerk

noun

Definition of CLEAN AND JERK

:  a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is raised to shoulder height, held momentarily, and then quickly thrust overhead usually with a lunge or a spring from the legs — compare press, snatch
clean–and–jerk verb

First Known Use of CLEAN AND JERK

1913

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