bantamweight
noun Date: 1884 a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 118 pounds for professionals and 119 pounds for amateurs — compare featherweight, flyweight

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  • bantamweight — [bam′təmwāt΄] n. a boxer between a flyweight and a junior featherweight, with a maximum weight of 118 pounds (53.53 kg) …   English World dictionary

  • Bantamweight — The term bantamweight usually refers to a class in boxing or boxers who weigh between 112 and 118 pounds (between 51 and 54 kilograms). Wrestling also has similar weight classes including bantamweight. The name is derived from Bantam… …   Wikipedia

  • bantamweight — [[t]bæ̱ntəmweɪt[/t]] bantamweights N COUNT: usu sing, oft N n A bantamweight is a boxer who weighs between 51 and 53.5 kilograms, or a wrestler who weighs between 52 and 57 kilograms. A bantamweight is heavier than a flyweight but lighter than a… …   English dictionary

  • bantamweight — UK [ˈbæntəmˌweɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms bantamweight : singular bantamweight plural bantamweights a boxer or wrestler who is fairly light …   English dictionary

  • bantamweight — /ban teuhm wayt /, n. a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds. [1880 85; BANTAM + WEIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

  • bantamweight — noun a) a weight in boxing and other sports, intermediate between flyweight and featherweight. In boxing it ranges from 112 to 118 pounds (51 to 54 kg). b) a boxer or other competitor of this weight …   Wiktionary

  • bantamweight — Synonyms and related words: Chinese boxer, black belt, boxer, brown belt, bruiser, catchweight, featherweight, fighter, fisticuffer, flyweight, heavyweight, karate expert, light heavyweight, lightweight, middleweight, palooka, prizefighter, pug,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bantamweight — ban|tam|weight [ˈbæntəmweıt] n [C ] a ↑boxer who weighs less than 53.52 kilograms, and who is heavier than a ↑flyweight but lighter than a ↑featherweight …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bantamweight — ban|tam|weight [ bæntəm,weıt ] noun count a BOXER or WRESTLER who is fairly light …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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