Definition of heavyweight in English:
1A weight in boxing and other sports, typically the heaviest category. In the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 178 to 200 pounds (81 to 91 kg).
- The World's allow one entrant per division per country, while the World Games are one men's lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight per continent.
- The German was world heavyweight boxing champion from 1930-32.
- He also happens to be a two-time world heavyweight boxing champ.
1.1A heavyweight boxer or other competitor.
- Where must it be ranked among the great clashes between light heavyweights and heavyweights?
- The boxers set a brisk pace for heavyweights, both relying on speed of hand and continual movement.
- It was because they weren't heavyweights, and to expect them to compete with the heavyweight champion, who held the premier title in boxing, was ludicrous.
2A person or thing of above-average weight.
- Velocities ranged from over 1,200 feet per second for the lighter weight bullets to just under 1,000 feet per second for the heavyweights.
- Tipping the scales at a whopping 28500, this is the heavyweight of the bunch.
- This would have been unlikely two months ago but the heavyweight darts legend is a man reborn, thanks to his participation in this project.
2.1A person of influence or importance, especially in a particular sphere: a political heavyweight with national recognition
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- American political heavyweights and reclusive Hollywood stars will come together in New York next month to help two Irish men launch a new glossy magazine for dog lovers.
- So why did people disregard what the factional leaders or heavyweights or number crunchers were telling them?
- By the time he ran for the Senate in 1984 he was already known nationally as a political heavyweight.
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1Of above-average weight.
- With the weight penalty (a heavyweight publication), either hand carry it on the plane, or send it early for the festive season by sea mail!
- A slimming guru has received an award from a no-longer-so heavyweight TV critic for bringing Weight Watchers classes to Rochdale.
- Choose high-quality, mediumweight fleece - lightweight fleece will not produce a fluffy bloom and two layers of heavyweight fleece are too bulky.
1.1Serious, important, or influential: heavyweight news coverage
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- With a serious heavyweight training behind him, his food is already to die for.
- Some got merely dozens of votes but very many were serious heavyweight contenders with a wide range of experience.
- Perhaps we have been wrong in thinking him a serious, heavyweight politician.
Words that rhyme with heavyweightpennyweight
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