light heavyweight
noun Date: 1903 a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 175 pounds for professionals and 178 pounds for amateurs — compare heavyweight, middleweight

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  • light heavyweight — light heavyweights N COUNT A light heavyweight is a professional boxer who weighs between 160 and 175 pounds, or an amateur boxer who weighs between 165 and 179 pounds. Syn: cruiserweight …   English dictionary

  • light heavyweight — n a ↑boxer who weighs less than 79.38 kilograms, and who is heavier than a ↑middleweight but lighter than a ↑cruiserweight …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • light heavyweight — ☆ light heavyweight n. a boxer between a super middleweight and a cruiserweight, with a maximum weight of 175 pounds (79.38 kg) …   English World dictionary

  • Light heavyweight — In boxing, the light heavyweight (above 168 pounds up to 175 pounds) division is the weight division between cruiserweight and super middleweight. The light heavyweight class has produced some of boxing s greatest champions: Tommy Loughran, Billy …   Wikipedia

  • light heavyweight — noun (C) a boxer (1) who weighs between 72.5 and 79.5 kilograms light heavyweight adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • light heavyweight — light′ heav′yweight n. spo a boxer intermediate in weight between a middleweight and a heavyweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 175 lb. (80 kg) • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • light heavyweight — a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a middleweight and a heavyweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 175 lb. (80 kg). [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • light heavyweight — noun a weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between middleweight and heavyweight …   English new terms dictionary

  • light heavyweight — noun 1. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 179 pounds • Hypernyms: ↑boxer, ↑pugilist 2. a wrestler who weighs 192 214 pounds • Hypernyms: ↑wrestler, ↑grappler, ↑matman 3. a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 poun …   Useful english dictionary

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