flyweight

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flyweight (plural flyweights)

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  1. (mechanics) a weight that moves outward depending on centrifugal force.
  2. (sports) a weight division of professional boxing between junior flyweight and junior bantamweight; a boxer in this division
  3. (sports) a similar division and contestant in wrestling
  4. (figuratively) small, light or unimportant
    • 2010, Roger Ebert, Sex and the City 2:
      The characters of "Sex and the City 2" are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row.

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