heavy-duty

adjective heavy-du·ty \ ˈhe-vē-ˈdü-tē , -ˈdyü- \

Definition of heavy-duty

1 : able or designed to withstand unusual strain
  • heavy-duty trucks
2 : intensive
  • heavy-duty bargaining
3 : important, prominent
  • heavy-duty lawyers

First Known Use of heavy-duty

1914

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HEAVY-DUTY Defined for English Language Learners

heavy-duty

Definition of heavy-duty for English Language Learners

  • : designed to do difficult work without breaking

  • : very intense or serious



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