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light weight

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noun Nautical.
  1. light displacement.
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Origin of light weight

First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for light weight

Historical Examples

  • On the contrary, he was smart and dapper, and looked like the light-weight horseman he is.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres

  • But, as a light-weight, his skill is of the very highest order.

    The Book of Snobs

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • However, when a shirt is worn it will be most comfortable if of a light-weight wool.

  • A wide page of light-weight paper might otherwise be too limp.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom

    William Bond Wheelwright

  • A light-weight muslin or tough paper should be used for this material.