flyweight

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fly +‎ weight

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flyweight (plural flyweights)

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  1. (mechanics) a weight that moves outward depending on centrifugal force.
  2. A weight class in many combat sports; e.g. in professional boxing of a maximum of 112 pounds or 50.8 kilograms.
  3. (figuratively, adjectival use) 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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