[ UK /hˈɛviwˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈhɛviˌweɪt/ ]
  1. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
  2. a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
  3. a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
  4. a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
  5. a person of exceptional importance and reputation
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How To Use heavyweight In A Sentence

  • Heavyweight oil can take on the consistency of taffy in cold temperatures and drag down a battery in a hurry, so plan to switch to a lighter grade of oil if you're flying into sub-zero conditions.
  • She huffed, stood up, arched her back in a heavyweight stretch, turned to the fountain and started in on a long, long drink.
  • Tyson pays his respects to the last guy who beat him and Britain's undisputed world heavyweight champion.
  • There is wrestling with college kids at Fresno State, where he was an All-American junior heavyweight.
  • Its main characters are played by a dream team of heavyweight Hollywood dames (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore) whose involvement screams ‘respectability’.
  • It was foolish of you to pick a fight with a heavyweightboxing champion!
  • What we have here are two heavyweights not so much leaning on each other as holding one another up. The Sun
  • He had won 18 fights in a row since turning professional after winning Olympic light-heavyweight gold in Rome.
  • Having two heavyweights in its corner will give it more clout when dealing with governments. Times, Sunday Times
  • As the country's political heavyweights picked city youngsters off a playground slide, it was clear that these images were designed to kick-start the conference in the Sunday papers.
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