Meaning of top-heavy


Pronunciation: (top'hev"ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the top disproportionately heavy; liable to fall from too great weight above.
  2. relatively much heavier or larger above the center or waist than below: a top-heavy wrestler.
    1. having a financial structure overburdened with securities that have priority in the payment of dividends.
    2. overcapitalized.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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