Definition of Lifter

1. Noun. An athlete who lifts barbells.

Exact synonyms: Weightlifter
Generic synonyms: Athlete, Jock
Derivative terms: Lift, Weightlift

2. Noun. A thief who steals goods that are in a store.
Exact synonyms: Booster, Shoplifter
Generic synonyms: Stealer, Thief
Derivative terms: Lift, Shoplift

Definition of Lifter

1. n. One who, or that which, lifts.

Definition of Lifter

1. Noun. Someone or something that lifts or assists in lifting. ¹

2. Noun. (weightlifting) A weightlifter. ¹

3. Noun. A spatula. ¹

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Definition of Lifter

1. one that lifts [n -S] - See also: lifts

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lifter

lift-to-drag ratio
lift a finger
lift bridge
lift off
lift out
lift pump
lift scheme
lift schemes
lift up
lifted a finger
lifter (current term)
lifting a finger
lifting agent
lifting device
lifting gas

Literary usage of Lifter

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"lifter. A thief. Shop-lifter is still used for one who steals out of shops. ... or lifter. la he so young a man and so old a lifter. To LIG. To lie. ..."

2. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"The " cattle-lifter " is a big, fat, lazy thief, too indolent ... But even the most greedy cattle-lifter sinks into insignificance in the presence of the ..."

3. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1903)
"A New Section lifter. I have recently been doing a large amount of work on the anatomy of the stems of plants and have been using with good results a method ..."

4. Practical Microscopy: A Course of Normal Histology for Students and by Maurice Norton Miller (1887)
"Place a clean slide on the table before you and with the section- lifter used ... By inclining the lifter, the section may be made to float to the centre of ..."

5. Idle Idyls by Carolyn Wells (1900)
"THE BOOK lifter YOU 'VE heard of the Book Collector, the Book Lover, the Bookworm, The Book Maker and Book Seller too, —each is a well-known term. ..."

6. General Foundry Practice by Andrew McWilliam, Percy Longmuir (1907)
"On raising the lifter lever, stripping plate and mould are lifted off the ... When the lifter lever is raised, these studs engage with the edges of the box, ..."

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