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1. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 147 pounds (66.1 kilograms), between junior welterweight and junior middleweight.
2. A boxer competing in this weight division.
3. A contestant in various other sports in a similar weight division.
[From welter, heavyweight boxer, perhaps from welt.]
a. a professional boxer weighing 140–147 pounds (63.5–66.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 63.5–67 kg (140–148 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a great welterweight era.
2. (Wrestling) a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 154–172 pounds (70–78 kg))
a boxer intermediate in weight between a lightweight and a middleweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 147 lb. (67 kg).
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|Noun||1.||welterweight - a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)|
|2.||welterweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds|
|3.||welterweight - a wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds|
|4.||welterweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds|