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[ US /ˈɫaɪtˈweɪt/ ]
[ UK /lˈa‍ɪtwe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. a wrestler who weighs 139-154 pounds
  2. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds
  3. a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
  4. someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
  1. weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use
    lightweight wood
    a lightweight fabric
  2. having no importance or influence
    a lightweight intellect
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How To Use lightweight In A Sentence

  • Wildlife Watching Supplies stock a wide range of materials, olive green or camouflage pattern, lightweight, medium and heavy weight, showerproofed polycotton and waterproof nylon.
  • The concerto is mostly lightweight with tuttis the more dramatic when they appear.
  • Made of lightweight, durable fabric it has a zip end pocket. The Sun
  • The light-gray tailgate is made completely from lightweight but highly robust Lexan, allowing a view of the aluminum structure that makes up the rigidifying frame, for example. Autoblog
  • In the early part of the twentieth century, the B.V.D. brand of men's underwear (notable for its front buttons and back flaps) so dominated the marketplace that 'BVDs' became a general term used to refer to any brand of similar product (i.e., lightweight, one-piece long underwear for men), and eventually to all types and brands of men's underwear as well. New Urban Legends
  • Natural hair This lightweight noncreamy formula provides a healthy boost of essential vitamins and reconstructive polymers to revitalize dry hair and strengthen cuticles.
  • The paper itself is a lightweight Japanese sheet, adding to the atmosphere of fragility.
  • Stuff the bottom of the sap bucket, if necessary, with packing peanuts, moss, a ball of newspaper or other lightweight material.
  • Mr Fournier will spend around three hours ascending in an enclosed lightweight gondola before deflating the balloon and parachuting back to earth in six minutes and 25 seconds.
  • For a start, this music is uninhibited, drawing plentifully from the lightweight and somewhat swingy end of the spectrum.
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