clean and jerk

clean and jerk
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.

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  • clean and jerk — clean′ and jerk′ n. spo a lifting of a barbell from the floor to the shoulders and then overhead with the arms extended • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • clean and jerk — n. Weight Lifting a lift in which the barbell is cleaned and then thrust directly overhead so that the arms are completely extended …   English World dictionary

  • Clean and jerk — The clean and jerk is one of the two Olympic weightlifting events (the other being the snatch). The clean portion of the lift refers to the lifter explosively pulling the weight from the floor to a racked position across deltoids and clavicles.… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 * * * noun : a lift in we …   Useful english dictionary

  • clean and jerk — noun Date: 1913 a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is raised to shoulder height, held momentarily, and then quickly thrust overhead usually with a lunge or a spring from the legs compare press, snatch • clean and jerk verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clean-and-jerk — verb see clean and jerk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clean and jerk — a weightlifting exercise in which a weight is raised above the head following an initial lift to shoulder level. → clean …   English new terms dictionary

  • clean and jerk — noun The act of lifting the barbell to hang at arms length, a pause, and thrusting the barbell over head to a stationary position in one movement …   Wiktionary

  • clean and jerk — basic weightlifting lift in which the weightlifter draws a barbell up against him and then pushes it up over his head in two phases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Clean and press — The clean and press is a weight training exercise, and was part of the sport of weightlifting in the Olympics until 1972. It was removed from Olympic weightlifting due to difficulties in judging proper technique. The clean and press technique… …   Wikipedia

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