weight lifter

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Definition of weight lifter 

: one who lifts barbells in competition or as an exercise

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He is considered one of the greatest weight lifters of all time. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Chuck Vinci, Olympic Champion Weight Lifter, Dies at 85," 22 June 2018 After successfully seeking asylum in 2006 like Mr. Tucker, Cameroon’s former weight lifters, Francois Etoundi and Simplice Ribouem, now wear Australia’s green and gold. New York Times, "The Case of the Disappearing Athletes," 29 May 2018 Vinci’s Olympic performances came at the end of a dominating era for American weight lifters. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Chuck Vinci, Olympic Champion Weight Lifter, Dies at 85," 22 June 2018 If Ceracchi’s busts are as accurate as Jefferson declared them, Washington at 60 had the massive neck of an Olympic weight lifter. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "‘Canova’s George Washington’ Review: The Very Model of a Lost Masterpiece," 9 June 2018 There were Olympians and potential Olympians, from discus throwers to sprinters to pole-vaulters to weight lifters to wrestlers. Michael Powell, New York Times, "At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias," 26 Mar. 2018 Track and field athletes, weight lifters and wrestlers are another matter. Michael Powell, New York Times, "At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias," 26 Mar. 2018 In addition, both new and experienced weight lifters often injure themselves when using incorrect form, rushing through exercises too quickly, or failing to give themselves enough recovery time. Michael Yang, Philly.com, "Q&A: How tough is tough enough for strength training?," 10 Apr. 2018 The investigation also netted a wrestler from Colorado and a weight lifter who graduated from M.I.T. All acknowledged ordering peptides from Tom Mann. Michael Powell, New York Times, "At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias," 26 Mar. 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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