middleweight


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Related to middleweight: light middleweight, super middleweight

mid·dle·weight

 (mĭd′l-wāt′)
n.
1. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 160 pounds (72 kilograms), between junior middleweight and super middleweight.
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.

middleweight

(ˈmɪdəlˌweɪt)
n
1. (Boxing)
a. a professional boxer weighing 154–160 pounds (70–72.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 71–75 kg (157–165 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a middleweight contest.
2. (Wrestling) a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 172–192 pounds (78–87 kg))

mid•dle•weight

(ˈmɪd lˌweɪt)

n.
1. a boxer or weightlifter intermediate in weight between a welterweight and a light heavyweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 160 pounds (72.5 kg).
adj.
2. of or pertaining to middleweights: the middleweight division.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.middleweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 165 pounds
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
2.middleweight - a wrestler who weighs 172-192 pounds
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
3.middleweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 155 and 160 pounds
prizefighter, gladiator - a professional boxer
Translations

middleweight

[ˈmɪdlweɪt]
A. Npeso m medio
light middleweightpeso m medio ligero
B. CPD middleweight champion Ncampeón/ona m/f de peso medio, campeón/ona m/f de los pesos medios

middleweight

[ˈmɪdəlweɪt]
n (= boxer) → poids moyen
to be a middleweight → être un poids moyen
modif [champion, title] → des poids moyens; [boxer, contest] → poids moyenMiddle West n (= Midwest) → Middle West m

middleweight

[ˈmɪdlˌweɪt] (Boxing)
1. adjdei pesi medi
2. npeso medio
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