bantamweight


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ban·tam·weight

 (băn′təm-wāt′)
n.
1. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 118 pounds (53.1 kilograms), between junior bantamweight and junior flyweight.
2. A boxer competing in this weight division.
3. A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
4. A contestant in this weight division.

bantamweight

(ˈbæntəmˌweɪt)
n
1. (Boxing)
a. a professional boxer weighing 112–118 pounds (51–53.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 51–54 kg (112–119 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the bantamweight champion.
2. (Wrestling) a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))

ban•tam•weight

(ˈbæn təmˌweɪt)

n.
a boxer or weightlifter intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds (53 kg).
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bantamweight - weighs 115-126 poundsbantamweight - weighs 115-126 pounds    
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
2.bantamweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 poundsbantamweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 pounds
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
Translations

bantamweight

[ˈbæntəmweɪt] N (Sport) (= boxer) → peso m gallo
the bantamweight championel campeón de los pesos gallos

bantamweight

bantam-weight [ˈbæntəmweɪt]
n (= boxer) → poids m coq inv
modif [title] → des poids coq; [champion] → des poids coq; [championship] → des poids coq

bantamweight

nBantamgewicht nt

bantamweight

[ˈbæntəmˌweɪt] n (Boxing) → peso gallo
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