• WordNet 3.6
    • n lifter a thief who steals goods that are in a store
    • n lifter an athlete who lifts barbells
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lifter (Founding) A tool for lifting loose sand from the mold; also, a contrivance attached to a cope, to hold the sand together when the cope is lifted.
    • Lifter One who, or that which, lifts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lifter One who lifts or raises anything.
    • n lifter That by means of which something is lifted; an instrument or contrivance for lifting, as a hoisting-apparatus or elevator, a curved arm in a steam-engine for lifting the puppet-valve automatically, a bucket-wheel for raising pulp in a paper-mill, a kitchen utensil for lifting the lids of a stove, etc.
    • n lifter A thief; one who lifts a thing for the purpose of purloining it. In the quotation from Shakspere the word is used punningly, Troilus having been praised for his power in lifting.
    • n lifter In founding: A tool used by moldors for lifting loose sand from the bottoms of flange-and rib-molds.
    • n lifter One of the hooks suspended from the bars of a moldingbox into the mold to support the sand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Lifter one who, or that which, lifts:
    • ns Lifter (Shak.) a thief
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. lyptalopt, the air.


In literature:

A lifter went by stacked with cases of M-504 submachine guns.
"Graveyard of Dreams" by Henry Beam Piper
How about the lifter tubes?
"Last Enemy" by Henry Beam Piper
Angered still further by the sound, the man had seized a stove-lifter and flung it straight at baby's head.
"The Alchemist's Secret" by Isabel Cecilia Williams
The roustabout who had been following us with the lifter had stopped to chat with a couple of his fellows.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
They were also formerly robbers by avocation; and though they have improved they are still noted cattle-lifters.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
They passed lifter-skids being towed out with wounded.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
Banjaras are very expert cattle-lifters, sometimes taking as many as a hundred head or even more at a time.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
The jack was the bearer of bundles, a lifter, a puller, a worker.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
He picked up the can lifter and stood looking at it.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Thus equipped, the expert female shop-lifter sallies out.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe

In poetry:

I, the invincible;
March, the earth-shaker;
March, the sea-lifter;
March, the sky-render;
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Bless'd be the lifter of my head,
Who nightly watches near my bed,
And does to me such favour shew
By day and night, where-e'er I go!
"A Hymn, To Be Sung Before One Goes To Sleep" by Rees Prichard
In which class are you? Are you easing the load,
Of overtaxed lifters, who toil down the road?
Or are you a leaner, who lets others share
Your portion of labor, and worry and care?
"Which Are You?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Wherever you go, you will find the earth's masses,
Are always divided in just these two classes.
And oddly enough, you will find too, I ween,
There's only one lifter to twenty who lean.
"Which Are You?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

American Crane expands its offerings to include AL-Vac Vacuum Tube Lifters and Manipulators.
After the weightlifting meet concluded, lifter Itte Detenamo stood talking to his coach, his delegation's president and another two Nauruvians.
In this undated photo provided by Seed Savers Exchange, Halladay's Mortgage Lifter tomatoes are shown here.
The NJ indoor track season will kickoff with the 16th O'Leary Lid-Lifter today at 4;30 pm at a Drew University in Madison.
New Products Lunati Direct Pressure Fed Mechanical Roller Lifters.
Not everyone is born to be an Olympic weight lifter.
So during the next seven days, get your overhead lifters and your four-barrel quads and prepare yourself for " Greased Lightning," "Glee"-style.
Adjusting Hydraulic Lifters for Proper Preload.
Not surprisingly, he took to the sport immediately and, by age 20, he was Cuba's top lifter.
The Kinvaro L-80 Parallel Lifter systems from Grass America offer a smooth, quiet action as the lifter opens a single door parallel to the cabinet.
Grass Lifters open via spring-power assistance and can accommodate various door weights.
Meet Perkaise's paraplegic power lifter, John Hess.
Stockley Gardens festival to feature music from Pawn Shop Lifters, Muckrakes.
Dixie punks Pawn Shop Lifters will play Stockley Gardens Arts Festival on May 14, 2011.
Centering the lifter on the pipe is not necessary nor is additional hydraulics needed.