middleweight

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noun mid·dle·weight \ˈmi-dəl-ˌwāt\

Definition of middleweight

  1. :  one of average weight; specifically :  a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 160 pounds for professionals and 165 pounds for amateurs — compare light heavyweight, welterweight

1847

First Known Use of middleweight

1847


MIDDLEWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

middleweight

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noun mid·dle·weight \ˈmi-dəl-ˌwāt\

Definition of middleweight for English Language Learners

  • sports : a fighter who is in a class of boxers with an upper weight limit of 160 pounds (72 kilograms) : a boxer who is heavier than a lightweight and lighter than a heavyweight

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