clean and jerk


clean and jerk
noun
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
Syn: ↑clean
Hypernyms: ↑weightlift, ↑weightlifting
Part Meronyms: ↑jerk

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noun
: a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is momentarily raised from the floor, held at shoulder height, and then jerked overhead — compare press, snatch

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Weight Lifting.
a lift in which a barbell is raised from the floor to shoulder height where it is brought to rest and then, with a lunging movement by the lifter, is thrust overhead so the arms extend straight in the air, being held in this position for a short, specified length of time.
[1935-40]

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clean and jerk,
an exercise in weight lifting in which the barbell is lifted from the floor, brought to rest against the chest, and raised above the head.
–v.i.
to execute a clean and jerk.
–v.t.
to lift (a weight) in this exercise.

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n. [in sing.] a two-movement weightlifting exercise in which a weight is raised above the head following an initial lift to shoulder level

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ˌclean and ˈjerk 7 [clean and jerk] noun
an exercise in ↑weightlifting in which a bar with weights is lifted to the shoulder, and then raised above the head

Useful english dictionary. 2012.