heavy weight

heavyweight

[hev-ee-weyt]
adjective
1.
2.
of more than average weight or thickness: a coat of heavyweight material.
3.
noting or pertaining to a boxer, wrestler, etc., of the heaviest competitive class, especially a professional boxer weighing more than 175 pounds (79.4 kg).
4.
of or pertaining to the weight class or division of such boxers: a heavyweight bout.
5.
(of a riding horse, especially a hunter) able to carry up to 205 pounds (93 kg).
6.
designating a person, company, nation, or other entity that is extremely powerful, influential, or important: a team of heavyweight lawyers.
noun
7.
a person of more than average weight.
8.
a heavyweight boxer or wrestler.
9.
a person, company, nation, or other entity that is powerful and influential: a price hike initiated by the heavyweights in the industry.

Origin:
1850–55; heavy + weight

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heavyweight (ˈhɛvɪˌweɪt)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that is heavier than average
2.  a.  a professional boxer weighing more than 175 pounds (79 kg)
 b.  an amateur boxer weighing more than 81 kg (179 pounds)
 c.  (as modifier): the world heavyweight championship
3.  a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually over 214 pounds (97 kg))
4.  informal an important or highly influential person

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