- having a financial structure overburdened with securities that have priority in the payment of dividends.
Related formstop-heav·i·ly, adverbtop-heav·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for top-heavy
The verse sprawls like the trees, dances like the dust; it is ragged like the thunder-cloud, it is top-heavy like the toadstool.Robert Browning|G. K. Chesterton
Top-heavy with the lion, he slid several yards down a steep place and fell over a precipice.Watched by Wild Animals|Enos A. Mills
And as for the Drive—it is merely a rim of top-heavy and expensive apartment houses.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford
The added weight made her top-heavy and she began to ship water badly.The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
It was the ordinary tall, top-heavy mail of the first part of the nineteenth century.Freaks on the Fells|R.M. Ballantyne