su·​per·​hea·​vy·​weight | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhe-vē-ˌwāt How to pronounce superheavyweight (audio) \

Definition of superheavyweight

: an athlete (such as an Olympic weight lifter, boxer, or wrestler) who competes in the heaviest class or division

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Event: Olympic Greco Roman superheavyweight gold medal match, Sydney, Australia, Sept. 27, 2000. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Horse Racing," 26 May 2016 Her team entered the superheavyweight bot, Jaws of Death, in last week’s tournament. Katie Dean, WIRED, "Bots Not a Bra-Burning Issue," 13 Nov. 2001 Would Teófilo Stevenson of Cuba, winner of three straight superheavyweight gold medals from 1972 to 1980, have been able to deal with Muhammad Ali at his peak? Victor Mather, New York Times, "23 More Athletes Suspected of Doping Could Be Kept From Rio Games MAY 27, 2016," 1 June 2016

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First Known Use of superheavyweight

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superheavyweight was in 1907

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