AskDefine | Define lifter

Dictionary Definition



1 an athlete who lifts barbells [syn: weightlifter]
2 a thief who steals goods that are in a store [syn: booster, shoplifter]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Someone or something that lifts or assists in lifting.
    A weightlifter

Extensive Definition

Lifter can mean:
  • Ionocraft, a device that can generate thrust using ionised air with no moving parts
  • Tappet, part of an internal combustion engine that actuates a poppet valve through rocker arms and pushrods
  • Spatula

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

andiron, body snatcher, booster, chain, chicken thief, coal tongs, con man, crab, crane, crook, damper, den of thieves, derrick, embezzler, erector, filcher, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, forklift, ganef, gantry crane, ghoul, grafter, grate, grating, grave robber, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill, griller, hoist, hydraulic tailgate, jack, jackscrew, jewel thief, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, larcener, larcenist, lever, lift, peculator, petty thief, pilferer, poacher, poker, pothook, prowler, purloiner, robber, salamander, scrounger, shoplifter, sneak thief, spit, stealer, swindler, tackle, thief, tongs, tripod, trivet, turnspit, white-collar thief, windlass
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