Origin and Etymology of welterweight
welter (probably from 1welt) + weight
First Known Use: circa 1892
WELTERWEIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of welterweight for English Language Learners
: 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
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