clean and jerk definition

  • noun:
    • A lift in weightlifting by which a weight is raised through the flooring to shoulder level, presented there shortly, then pressed overhead in an instant motion of this hands, usually followed by a spring or lunge through the legs.
    • The work of lifting the barbell to hang at supply's length, pausing, and thrusting the barbell over the head to a stationary position in one single activity.
    • a weightlift when the barbell is lifted to shoulder level and jerked overhead

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