(in a steeplechase or hurdle race) a weight of 28 pounds (13 kilograms) that is assigned to a horse in addition to the poundage assigned based on the age of the horse.
a rider of steeplechase or hurdle-race horses who, though acting as a jockey, is of comparatively average weight and not small or lightweight as a professional jockey; heavyweight rider.
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How to use welterweight in a sentence
Tyson and Jones each wore 12-ounce gloves, two ounces heavier than standard for sanctioned matches at the welterweight division or higher.In an entertaining spectacle, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. battle to a draw in Los Angeles | Gene Wang | November 29, 2020 | Washington Post
Buzz Bissinger writes a four-page sentence that ruins a requiem for welterweight Barney Ross.
Hey, and don't forget there's the welterweight fight between Murdoch's New York Post and Mort Zuckerman's Daily News.
I remember one brilliant welterweight champion who lasted only one round with a broken-down heavyweight.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
My brother said the welterweight got what was coming to him because he hadn't intelligence enough to stay where he belonged.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
As a welterweight, Milt had learned to depend on speed and quick hands.Vital Ingredient | Gerald Vance
British Dictionary definitions for welterweight
a professional boxer weighing 140–147 pounds (63.5–66.5 kg)
an amateur boxer weighing 63.5–67 kg (140–148 pounds)
(as modifier): a great welterweight era
a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 154–172 pounds (70–78 kg))
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