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clean and jerk

n.
A lift in weightlifting in which a weight is raised from the floor to shoulder height, held there briefly, and then pushed overhead in a rapid motion of the arms, typically accompanied by a spring or lunge from the legs.

clean′ and jerk′


n.
a lifting of a barbell from the floor to the shoulders and then overhead with the arms extended.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clean and jerk - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overheadclean and jerk - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
weightlift, weightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
jerk - raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
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First to compete was Shaw who recorded a 37kg snatch and 55kg clean and jerk with a Sinclair-Melzer score of 130.
The gold medals were won by Nouha Landoulsi (53 kg) after lifting 88 kg in snatch and 106 kg in clean and jerk and 194 in total and Amine Bouhajba (56 kg) with 110 kg in snatch, 134 kg in clean and jerk and 244 in total.
Foggo dominated his age grade in the 56kg category, lifting 65kg in the snatch and 80kg in the clean and jerk.
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The Russian weightlifter Adam Maligov placed first in the clean and jerk (94 KG).
Earlier this month, Radyr Comprehensive School pupil Sakkas underlined his huge potential when he took a host of Welsh records, including the under-23 clean and jerk record, at the Welsh Open.
Last November 22, Diaz hauled bronze medals in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total events in the women's 53 kilogram division at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championship in Houston, Texas.