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heavyweight

1. 
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
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually over 214 pounds (97 kg))

heavyweight

High-overhead; baroque; code-intensive; featureful, but costly. Especially used of communication protocols, language designs, and any sort of implementation in which maximum generality and/or ease of implementation has been pushed at the expense of mundane considerations such as speed, memory use and startup time. Emacs is a heavyweight editor; X is an *extremely* heavyweight window system. This term isn't pejorative, but one hacker's heavyweight is another's elephantine and a third's monstrosity.

Opposite: "lightweight". Usage: now borders on technical especially in the compound "heavyweight process".
References in classic literature ?
The unhappy culprit sustained herself as best a woman might, under the heavy weight of a thousand unrelenting eyes, all fastened upon her, and concentrated at her bosom.
But, remembering the heavy weight of anxiety which she already had on her mind, I hesitated to add to all the other vexations this new trouble.
Put a heavy weight on top of the box and leave it till evening.
He sighed, and closed his eyes contentedly, as if I had relieved him of a heavy weight of anxiety.
But naturally being a thin-legged person (though vindictive and sandy whiskered)--he was quite unable to lift the heavy weight to the level of the hook and rope.
Hernia could occur due to many reasons like weakness of the abdominal wall muscles, constant lifting of heavy weights, chronic cough or long standing duration of difficulty in passing urine or stools or a weak post-operative scar.
Most of heavy weights closed in green; where Al-Rajhi Bank, Saudi Telecom Co.
Lifting heavy weights can add pressure and increase the risk of injury in this soft area.
Summary: BEIRUT: Lebanon suffered a close defeat to basketball heavy weights Argentina Sunday as preparations for the World Championship continue apace with The Cedars going down 89-82.
I am particularly aware of this as, during my time in the gym in this area I have seen some women lifting some very heavy weights, and still maintain a feminine physique.
Recently, I read that one's blood pressure rises when lifting these heavy weights.