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Definition of "featherweight" []

  • A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 126 pounds (56.7 kilograms), between junior featherweight and junior lightweight. (noun)
  • A boxer competing in this weight division. (noun)
  • A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting. (noun)
  • A contestant in this weight division. (noun)
  • A person or thing of little weight or size. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "featherweight" in a sentence
  • "*** And, because they didn't make kicky "featherweight" lenses back then, my lenses always came accompanied by GIGANTOR plastic frames."
  • "* Those are "featherweight" lenses you see in that picture, there."
  • "Spinrad says nice things about books by Paul Di Filippo and Eileen Gunn, wondering all the while why they were not published by big publishers rather than the "featherweight" small presses that did publish them, and why Di Filippo hasn't been more present on Hugo and Nebula ballots."