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a. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 112 pounds (50.4 kilograms), between junior flyweight and junior bantamweight.
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. Something that is particularly small, light, or inconsequential.
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a. a professional boxer weighing not more than 112 pounds (51 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 48–51 kg (106–112 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a flyweight contest.
2. (Wrestling) (in Olympic wrestling) a wrestler weighing not more than 115 pounds (52 kg)
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a boxer or weightlifter of the lightest competitive class, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 112 lb. (51 kg).
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|Noun||1.||flyweight - weighs no more than 115 pounds|
|2.||flyweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 112 pounds|
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