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lightweight ‎(plural lightweights)

  1. (boxing) A boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 135 pounds for professionals and 132 pounds for amateurs.
  2. (bodybuilding) A competitive weight division between bantamweight and welterweight, with specific weights varying by organization.
  3. One of little consequence or ability.
  4. A person who cannot handle their drink.
  5. A political candidate with little chance of winning



lightweight ‎(comparative more lightweight, superlative most lightweight)

  1. Lacking in earnestness, ability, or profundity
  2. Having less than average weight
  3. Lacking in strength
    • 2011 September 13, Sam Lyon, “Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Arsenal”, BBC:
      With the Gunners far too lightweight in midfield, Mikel Arteta dropped back into a deeper-lying role. This freed Yossi Benayoun to go further forward, a move that helped forge a rare Arsenal chance on 30 minutes when the Israeli released Van Persie, only for the Dutchman's snap-shot to be tipped around the post.
  4. (computing) Having a small footprint or performance impact


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