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clean and jerk

noun

Definition of clean and jerk

  1. :  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


1913

First Known Use of clean and jerk

1913


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