Definition of “weightlifting” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “weightlifting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“weightlifting” in American English

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weightliftingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈweɪtˌlɪf·tɪŋ/

the activity of lifting heavy bars to strengthen the muscles, either for exercise or in a competition

weightlifter
noun [ C ] us /ˈweɪtˌlɪf·tər/

The 5-foot-9, 200-pound weightlifter had a Superman logo tattooed on his left arm.

(Definition of “weightlifting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)