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noun wel·ter·weight \ˈwel-tər-ˌwāt\

: a fighter in a class of boxers who weigh up to 147 pounds (67 kilograms) : a boxer who is heavier than a lightweight and lighter than a middleweight

Full Definition of WELTERWEIGHT

:  a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 147 pounds — compare lightweight, middleweight


welter (probably from 1welt) + weight
First Known Use: circa 1892


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