lifter lifter  /ˈlɪf tər/


  1. (n) an athlete who lifts barbells
  2. (n) a thief who steals goods that are in a store



  1. So says Bruce Wilhelm, a weight lifter who competed in the 1976 Olympics and admits that he used steroids during his competitive days.
  2. Weight lifter Cheryl Haworth and vaulter Stacy Dragila star in two new strength events for women.
  3. They like him as a clear thinker, a heavy lifter, someone who tells it like it is and then tells how it's going to be.


  1. Trying to park on Park a drag Friday

    Drivers circled uptown Glencoe all day Friday, looking for a place to pull in, after what was expected to be a short parking ban on part of the village’s main drag dragged on and on. The reason was bad luck for a paving contractor working on Park Avenue, first in the form of the breakdown of a mini-bulldozer skid-lifter to be used to scrape up old asphalt. Then, when a rented replacement was ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Glencoe News

  2. Bench press mark established by 91-year-old lifter

    Bench press mark established by 91-year-old lifter
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS Sports

  3. Delays keep part of uptown Glencoe taped off

    A project to repave a small section of uptown Park Avenue in Glencoe has been stopped twice by mishaps Friday, leaving much of the parking along the street cordoned off since 6 a.m. No work was done until around noon, because a Bobcat-like skid-lifter broke down, All Phases Paving & Maintenance Co.’s Terry Kerns said. Then, before a rented skid-lifter could finish the job of tearing out the old ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Glencoe News


  1. "The ending is important for us, because we really took it on the chin a lot this road trip," Arizona manager AJ Hinch said. "Today is certainly a morale lifter."
    on Aug 27, 2009 By: AJ Hinch Source:

  2. "You want to respond," Hobbs said. "You don't want (their) offense to get momentum, feel like they can do something. That's a big downer for them, a big morale lifter for us."
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Ellis Hobbs Source: USA Today

  3. "She was some sort of power lifter, she asked my dad for a spot, and that's how they met. Of course, my teammates loved hearing that story, they think it's hilarious," Laurinaitis said. "Even now, whenever they see me I'm in the weight room,...
    on Jan 6, 2007 By: James Laurinaitis Source: Forbes

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