powerlifting

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powerlifting (uncountable)

  1. (sports) A strength sport, consisting of three events: the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. The maximum weight lifted in each event is totalled for a final score.
    • 1988, Frederick C. Hatfield, "Powersource: Ties that bind", Ironman 47 (6): 21.
      For the first several years of my exclusive career in powerlifting, I couldn't bench too well.

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