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noun [countable] heavyweight pronunciation in British English /ˈheviˌweɪt/
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singularheavyweight
pluralheavyweights
  1. 1
    a boxer or wrestler in the heaviest weight group
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to this weight group
      the world heavyweight champion
      a heavyweight title fight
  2. 2
    someone or something that has a lot of influence, status, or knowledge
    literary heavyweights such as Dickens and Hardy

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