light heavyweight

noun

Definition of light heavyweight

  1. :  a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 175 pounds for professionals and 178 pounds for amateurs — compare heavyweight, middleweight

1903

First Known Use of light heavyweight

1903


LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

light heavyweight

noun

Definition of light heavyweight for English Language Learners

  • : a fighter who is in a class of boxers with an upper weight limit of 175 pounds (79.5 kilograms) : a boxer who is heavier than a middleweight and lighter than a heavyweight


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