bantamweight

[ ban-tuh m-weyt ]
/ ˈbæn təmˌweɪt /
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noun

a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds.

Nearby words

  1. banshee,
  2. banstead,
  3. bant,
  4. bantam,
  5. bantam work,
  6. banteng,
  7. banter,
  8. banthine,
  9. banti's syndrome,
  10. banting

Origin of bantamweight

First recorded in 1880–85; bantam + weight

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British Dictionary definitions for bantamweight

bantamweight

/ (ˈbæntəmˌweɪt) /

noun

  1. a professional boxer weighing 112–118 pounds (51–53.5 kg)
  2. an amateur boxer weighing 51–54 kg (112–119 pounds)
  3. (as modifier)the bantamweight champion
a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))
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