featherweight

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noun feath·er·weight \ˈfe-thər-ˌwāt\

Definition of featherweight

  1. 1 :  one that is very light in weight; especially :  a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 126 pounds for professionals and 125 pounds for amateurs — compare bantamweight, lightweight

  2. 2 :  lightweight 2

featherweight

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1812

First Known Use of featherweight

1812


FEATHERWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

featherweight

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noun feath·er·weight \ˈfe-thər-ˌwāt\

Definition of featherweight for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that weighs very little; especially : a boxer who weighs more than 118 pounds (53.5 kilograms) but less than 126 pounds (57 kilograms)

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