weight lifter

noun

Definition of weight lifter

: one who lifts barbells in competition or as an exercise

Other Words from weight lifter

weight lifting noun

Examples of weight lifter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kom galvanized a generation of Manipuri athletes, including Chanu, the weight lifter, who won silver in the 49-kilogram class in Tokyo. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2021 The father of Fares Elbakh, one of Qatar’s two gold medalists in Tokyo, was an Olympic weight lifter for Egypt. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 Laurel Hubbard, a weight lifter from New Zealand, became the first transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, while nonbinary athletes whose identity does not fit neatly into longstanding gender categorizations also participated. New York Times, 7 Aug. 2021 The country’s next medal came eight years later, from a weight lifter from Bulgaria. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 Laurel Hubbard, a weight lifter from New Zealand, became the first openly transgender woman to participate in the Olympics. New York Times, 2 Aug. 2021 Take Adam Fox, the 37-year old weight lifter, who, according to his girlfriend, smoked weed and posted to Facebook a lot. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 22 July 2021 But Tagovailoa and his backup aren’t a champion weight lifters with injury-protecting tree trunks for legs. Christopher Smith, al, 15 Aug. 2019 He is considered one of the greatest weight lifters of all time. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 22 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of weight lifter

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Weight lifter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weight%20lifter. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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