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unweight Line breaks: un|weight
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈweɪt/

Definition of unweight in English:


[with object]
Momentarily stop pressing heavily on (a ski or skateboard) in order to make a turn more easily: I hesitated for a split second as I unweighted my skis (as noun unweighting) your unweighting keeps the skis floating
More 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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