heavy-du·​ty ˈhe-vē-ˈdü-tē How to pronounce heavy-duty (audio)
: able or designed to withstand unusual strain
heavy-duty trucks
: intensive
heavy-duty bargaining
: important, prominent
heavy-duty lawyers

Examples of heavy-duty in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of heavy-duty was in 1914

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“Heavy-duty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy-duty. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: able or designed to take hard use or great strain
heavy-duty vehicles
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