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Noun: welterweight  'wel-tu(r),weyt
  1. A weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
     
  2. An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds
     
  3. A wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds
     
  4. A professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds

Derived forms: welterweights

Type of: boxer, gladiator, grappler, matman, prizefighter, pugilist, weight, weight unit, wrestler

Encyclopedia: Welterweight