Definition of heavyweight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈheviweɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈheviweɪt//
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  1. 1 a boxer of the heaviest class in normal use, weighing 79.5 kilograms or more a heavyweight champion
  2. 2a person or thing that weighs more than is usual
  3. 3a very important person, organization or thing that influences others a political heavyweight a heavyweight journal
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heavyweight