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Definition of "welterweight" []

  • A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 147 pounds (66.1 kilograms), between junior welterweight and junior middleweight. (noun)
  • A boxer competing in this weight division. (noun)
  • A contestant in various other sports in a similar weight division. (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 "welterweight" in a sentence
  • "Fate meets some Mexican fight reporters who let him accompany them when they go to the camp where the Mexican welterweight is training."
  • "By the way, welterweight is between light and medium — just 152 lbs — so Hatton is not a big guy."
  • "Karami was second at last year's Olympic qualifier in welterweight, losing in the final to France's Christophe"