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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 ​heaviestgroup

heavyweight noun [C] (IMPORTANT PERSON)

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

uk   us   /ˈhev.ɪ.weɪt/
aboxer who ​weighs more than 175 ​pounds (79.5 ​kilograms) and is ​therefore in the ​heaviestgroup: Mike Tyson was heavyweight ​champion of the ​world. a ​person or thing that is ​important or ​serious and that other ​peoplenotice: Her ​extraordinaryintelligence and ​speakingability made her a ​political heavyweight.
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heavyweightnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈheviweɪt/
a very ​successful and powerful ​person or ​company: In ​order to ​promote London as a ​worldfinancialcentre, the Prime Minister will ​meet with City heavyweights later this week.a political/industry/market heavyweight Market heavyweights will ​updateinvestors in the first-quarter ​earningsseason. a heavyweight ​backer/​broker
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