Main meanings of power clean in English

: power clean1power clean2

power clean1

noun

Weightlifting
  • An exercise in which a person lifts a barbell from the floor to shoulder height in a single movement.

    A power clean is typically distinguished from a clean in that the weightlifter catches the bar in a quarter squat as opposed to a full squat.

Origin

1950s.

Main meanings of power clean in English

: power clean1power clean2

power clean2

verb

Weightlifting
  • To lift (a weight on a barbell) by performing a power clean.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The New York Times.