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feath·er·weight

 (fĕth′ər-wāt′)
n.
1.
a. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 126 pounds (56.7 kilograms), between junior featherweight and junior lightweight.
b. A boxer competing in this weight division.
c. A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
d. A contestant in this weight division.
2. A person or thing of little weight or size.
3. An insignificant person: a political featherweight.
adj.
1. Of or relating to featherweights.
2. Unimportant; trivial: featherweight political issues.

featherweight

(ˈfɛðəˌweɪt)
n
1.
a. something very light or of little importance
b. (as modifier): featherweight considerations.
2. (Boxing)
a. a professional boxer weighing 118–126 pounds (53.5–57 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 54–57 kg (119–126 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the featherweight challenger.
3. (Wrestling) a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 126–139 pounds (57–63 kg))

feath•er•weight

(ˈfɛð ərˌweɪt)

n.
1. any person or thing that is very light in weight.
2. a boxer or weightlifter intermediate in weight between a bantamweight and a lightweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 126 lb. (57 kg).
3. an insignificant, shallow, or unintelligent person.
adj.
4. belonging to the class of featherweights.
5. extremely light in weight.
6. unimportant; trifling; slight.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.featherweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 poundsfeatherweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
2.featherweight - weighs 126-139 pounds
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
3.featherweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
prizefighter, gladiator - a professional boxer
Translations

featherweight

[ˈfeðəweɪt]
A. N (Boxing) → peso m pluma
B. CPD featherweight champion Ncampeón/ona m/f de peso pluma
featherweight title Ntítulo m de peso pluma

featherweight

[ˈfɛðərweɪt] n (= boxer) → poids m plume inv

featherweight

n (Boxing) → Federgewicht nt; (fig)Leichtgewicht nt; featherweight championMeister mim Federgewicht

featherweight

[ˈfɛðəˌweɪt] (Boxing)
1. adjdei pesi piuma
2. npeso m piuma inv
References in classic literature ?
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as (37-4-4, 29 knockouts) of the Philippines and Hector Velazquez (56-20-3, 38 KOs) of Mexico both made the weight for their super featherweight battle today at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
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