[ kroo-zer-weyt ]
/ ˈkru zərˌweɪt /
a light-heavyweight boxer.
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Origin of cruiserweight
First recorded in 1915–20; so called by metaphor, since a cruiser is the second heaviest naval ship
Words nearby cruiserweight
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British Dictionary definitions for cruiserweight
/ (ˈkruːzəˌweɪt) /
boxing another term (esp Brit) for light heavyweight
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