[ lahyt-doo-tee, -dyoo- ]

  1. made or designed to withstand comparatively moderate loads, use, or stress: light-duty trucks.

Words Nearby light-duty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use light-duty in a sentence

  • Next day I found quite a squad of light-duty men, and sent 'em to dismantle and bring down Chaucer's hut.

  • Indeed, when another week was gone he declared that Owen might return to light duty.

    Jones of the 64th | F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
  • You know I'm hard as nails; I'm sure I could manage to hang on to the saddle, and be fit for light duty in a few days' time.

  • He's afraid to tackle it; so he has asked me to wish you light duty, heavy pay, and double rations in civil life.

    The Pride of Palomar | Peter B. Kyne
  • The surgeons had called it something ending in osis and prescribed finally "light duty."

    Command | William McFee