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catchweight

[ kach-weyt ]
/ ˈkætʃˌweɪt /
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noun Sports.

the chance or optional weight of a contestant, as contrasted with a weight fixed by agreement or rule.

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Origin of catchweight

First recorded in 1810–20; catch + weight
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British Dictionary definitions for catchweight

catchweight
/ (ˈkætʃˌweɪt) /

adjective

wrestling of or relating to a contest in which normal weight categories have been waived by agreement
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