welterweight
noun Etymology: welter (probably from 1welt) + weight Date: circa 1892 a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 147 pounds — compare lightweight, middleweight

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  • Welterweight — is a weight class division in combat sports. Originally the term welterweight was used only in boxing, but other combat sports like kickboxing, taekwondo and mixed martial arts also began to use it for their own weight division system. In most… …   Wikipedia

  • Welterweight — 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A boxer or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • welterweight — [wel′tər wāt΄] n. [prob. < WELT (vt. 2) + ER + WEIGHT] a boxer between a junior welterweight and a junior middleweight, with a maximum weight of 147 lb (66.68 kg) …   English World dictionary

  • welterweight — 1832, heavyweight horseman, later boxer or wrestler of a certain weight (1896), from earlier welter heavyweight horseman or boxer (1804), possibly from welt (v.) beat severely (c.1400) …   Etymology dictionary

  • welterweight — ► NOUN ▪ a weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between lightweight and middleweight. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • welterweight — UK [ˈweltə(r)ˌweɪt] / US [ˈweltərˌweɪt] noun [countable] Word forms welterweight : singular welterweight plural welterweights a boxer who weighs between 135 and 147 pounds, which is between a lightweight and a middleweight …   English dictionary

  • welterweight — n. 1 a weight in certain sports intermediate between lightweight and middleweight, in the amateur boxing scale 63.5 67 kg but differing for professionals, wrestlers, and weightlifters. 2 a sportsman of this weight. Phrases and idioms: junior… …   Useful english dictionary

  • welterweight — noun Welterweight is used before these nouns: ↑boxing, ↑champion …   Collocations dictionary

  • Welterweight — Poids welters Poids mi moyens (ou Poids welters en anglais) est une catégorie de poids utilisée en sports de combat. En boxe anglaise professionnelle, elle concerne les athlètes pesant entre 63,503 et 66,678 kg (limite supérieure fixée à 147… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • welterweight — /wel teuhr wayt /, n. 1. a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a lightweight and a middleweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 147 pounds (67 kg). 2. (in a steeplechase or hurdle race) a weight of 28 pounds (13 kg) …   Universalium

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