Definition of "heavy-duty" [heavy-duty]

  • Made to withstand hard use or wear. (adjective)

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Use "heavy-duty" in a sentence
  • "Into the word jazz, whether we like it or not, are plugged long, heavy-duty cables connecting to issues of race, the individual and the group in a democracy, the role of the arts in a commercial culture, the relationship of so-called ‘high art’ to so-called ‘popular art,’ the question of whether there is such a thing as progress in the arts, and on and on page ix."
  • "About 70 percent of the oil we import is used as our primary transportation fuel: as gasoline for our national fleet of 250 million cars and light trucks, or as diesel fuel for our 8 million heavy-duty and fleet trucks."
  • "Waterproof, heavy-duty plastic bags for waste disposal."