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flyweight

[flahy-weyt] /ˈflaɪˌweɪt/
noun
1.
a boxer or other contestant of the lightest competitive class, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 112 pounds (51 kg).
Origin of flyweight
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; fly2 + weight
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British Dictionary definitions for flyweight

flyweight

/ˈflaɪˌweɪt/
noun
1.
  1. a professional boxer weighing not more than 112 pounds (51 kg)
  2. an amateur boxer weighing 48–51 kg (106–112 pounds)
  3. (as modifier): a flyweight contest
2.
(in Olympic wrestling) a wrestler weighing not more than 115 pounds (52 kg)
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