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heavyweightnoun [C]

us   /ˈhev·iˌweɪt/
  • heavyweight noun [C] (BOXING)

in boxing, a competitor who weighs more than 175 pounds, or 79.5 kilograms, and is in the heaviest group
  • heavyweight noun [C] (IMPORTANT PERSON)

someone who has a lot of power in a particular business or activity: a political heavyweight
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heavyweightnoun [C]

uk   /ˈheviweɪt/ us  
a very successful and powerful person or company: In order to promote London as a world financial centre, the Prime Minister will meet with City heavyweights later this week.a political/industry/market heavyweight Market heavyweights will update investors in the first-quarter earnings season. a heavyweight backer/broker
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