Pronunciation: (top'hev"ē), [key]
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.
a. having a financial structure overburdened with securities that have priority in the payment of dividends.
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