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wel·ter·weight

 (wĕl′tər-wāt′)
n.
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.]

welterweight

(ˈwɛltəˌweɪt)
n
1. (Boxing)
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))

wel•ter•weight

(ˈwɛl tərˌweɪt)

n.
a boxer intermediate in weight between a lightweight and a middleweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 147 lb. (67 kg).
[1815–25; earlier welter heavyweight (perhaps welt in sense “to thrash” + -er1) + weight]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.welterweight - a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
weight unit, weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
2.welterweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 poundswelterweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
3.welterweight - a wrestler who weighs 154-172 poundswelterweight - a wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
4.welterweight - a professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds
prizefighter, gladiator - a professional boxer
Translations

welterweight

[ˈweltəweɪt] Nwélter m
light welterweightwélter m ligero

welterweight

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welterweight

[ˈwɛltəˌweɪt] npeso welter m inv
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