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Meaning of WELTERWEIGHT

Pronunciation:  'weltur`weyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a boxer who weighs no more than 147 pounds
  2. [n]  a wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds
  3. [n]  a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeple chase or hurdle race)
  4. [adj]  of a weight class of 135-147 lbs for boxers; "the welterweight championship"
 

WELTERWEIGHT is a 12 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: heavy
 
 See Also: boxer, grappler, matman, pugilist, weight, weight unit, wrestler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wel"ter*weight`\, n.
1. (Horse Racing) A weight of 28 pounds (one of 40 pounds is
   called a {heavy welterweight}) sometimes imposed in
   addition to weight for age, chiefly in steeplechases and
   hurdle races.

2. A boxer or wrestler whose weight is intermediate between
   that of a lightweight and that of a middleweight.

 

 

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