cruiserweight

[kroo-zer-weyt]

Origin of cruiserweight

First recorded in 1915–20; so called by metaphor, since a cruiser is the second heaviest naval ship
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for cruiserweight

cruiserweight

noun
  1. boxing another term (esp Brit) for light heavyweight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012