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flyweight

[flahy-weyt]
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noun
  1. a boxer or other contestant of the lightest competitive class, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 112 pounds (51 kg).
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Origin of flyweight

First recorded in 1905–10; fly2 + weight
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British Dictionary definitions for flyweight

flyweight

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
  1. (in Olympic wrestling) a wrestler weighing not more than 115 pounds (52 kg)
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