cruiserweight

[ kroo-zer-weyt ]
/ ˈkru zərˌweɪt /

noun British.

a light-heavyweight boxer.

Nearby words

  1. cruise,
  2. cruise control,
  3. cruise missile,
  4. cruise ship,
  5. cruiser,
  6. cruiseway,
  7. cruising radius,
  8. cruizie,
  9. cruller,
  10. crumb

Origin of cruiserweight

First recorded in 1915–20; so called by metaphor, since a cruiser is the second heaviest naval ship

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British Dictionary definitions for cruiserweight

cruiserweight

/ (ˈkruːzəˌweɪt) /

noun

boxing another term (esp Brit) for light heavyweight
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