Definition of unweight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈwāt/


[with object]
Momentarily stop pressing heavily on (a ski or skateboard) in order to make a turn more easily.
Example sentences
  • On skis, get some speed, rise abruptly to unweight your skis and turn both skis sideways by rotating your legs from your hips.
  • Instead of continuing my acceleration for the pass I start slowing my cadence, unweighting the back wheel and making attempts to slow down quick.
  • Transfer your weight to your right skate, unweighting the left skate so you can lift up your left heel and pivot at the toe.


1930s: back-formation from unweighted.

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Syllabification: un·weight

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