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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 ?
At times, he turned his eyes sharply upon them to observe the effect of the slightest featherweight in his favour; and when the points against him were stated with terrible distinctness, looked towards his counsel, in mute appeal that he would, even then, urge something in his behalf.
But as to Higgins, the only distinction he makes between men and women is that when he is neither bullying nor exclaiming to the heavens against some featherweight cross, he coaxes women as a child coaxes its nurse when it wants to get anything out of her.
Nguyen took over the ONE world in 2017 when he captured a World Championship in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions.
Edward Kelly is set to face Sung Jong Lee of South Korea in a featherweight encounter while his older brother Eric will be taking on Tang Kai of China also in the featherweight division.
The Belfast fighter aims to claim a fourth when he faces IBF featherweight champ Josh Warrington tonight at Manchester Arena and says he wants to keep making history.
Kelly now owns both the fastest knockout and finish in ONE Championship's featherweight division, with the scorching stoppage going viral around the world.
MIXED martial artist Saul Rogers has his sights set on becoming the featherweight champion after signing with promotion company Bellator.
If Smith comes through the test against the Argentinean then he will face former world featherweight title challenger Fernando Saucedo for the WBC Silver title.
The Fist of Gold II will also feature championship bouts in the featherweight and flyweight division.
Hughes was finished early in the seventh round but his manager and former referee Paul Graham is convinced he will rise again by moving up to featherweight.
FORMER British featherweight champion Steve "Sammy" Simms is staging a show at the Aberdare Leisure Centre next Saturday.
The former Commonwealth featherweight champion from South Bank challenges English super-featherweight belt holder Ben Jones in a 10-round contest at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Mayfair.