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Definition of "heavyweight" []

  • One of above average weight. (noun)
  • The heaviest weight division in professional boxing, having no upper limit, with contestants usually weighing more than 190 pounds (85.5 kilograms). (noun)
  • A boxer competing in this weight division. (noun)
  • A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting. (noun)
  • A contestant in this weight division. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heavyweight" in a sentence
  • "We lay out four contrasting approaches to development project organization and focus particular attention on what we call heavyweight project teams."
  • "Dereck Chisora and his promoter Frank Warren claim the unbeaten London heavyweight is fighting the two-belt world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on 11 December for the same money David Haye rejected."
  • "Both parties drafted in heavyweight lawyers in their battle to win what will become a test case for family law."