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English definition of “light-duty”

light-duty

adjective
 
 
TRANSPORT used to describe vehicles that are designed to carry fairly light loads (= amounts of weight): a light-duty truck/van/pickup Light-duty trucks cost less and use less gasoline than heavy-duty ones.
WORKPLACE, HR used for describing work that involves less physical activity than the usual type: Many employers don't provide light-duty work, which makes it difficult for an employee to return to work after an operation. → See also heavy-duty, medium-duty
(Definition of light-duty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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