flyweight

[ flahy-weyt ]
/ ˈflaɪˌweɪt /

noun

a boxer or other contestant of the lightest competitive class, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 112 pounds (51 kilograms).

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Origin of flyweight

First recorded in 1905–10; fly1 + weight

Words nearby flyweight

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British Dictionary definitions for flyweight

flyweight
/ (ˈflaɪˌweɪt) /

noun

  1. a professional boxer weighing not more than 112 pounds (51 kg)
  2. an amateur boxer weighing 48–51 kg (106–112 pounds)
  3. (as modifier)a flyweight contest
(in Olympic wrestling) a wrestler weighing not more than 115 pounds (52 kg)
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