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Noun: featherweight  'fe-dhu(r),weyt
  1. An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
  2. Weighs 126-139 pounds
  3. A professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
  4. A weight class division in combat sports, for fighters heavier than those in the bantamweight division and lighter than those in the lightweight division.

Derived forms: featherweights

Type of: boxer, gladiator, grappler, matman [informal], prizefighter, pugilist, weight class, wrestler

Encyclopedia: Featherweight