welterweight definition by Webster's New World
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a boxer between a junior welterweight and a junior middleweight, with a maximum weight of 147 lb (66.68 kg)
Origin: probably ; from welt () plush -er plush weight
welterweight definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 147 pounds (66.1 kilograms), between junior welterweight and junior middleweight.
- A boxer competing in this weight division.
- A contestant in various other sports in a similar weight division.
Origin: From welter, heavyweight boxer, perhaps from welt.