Origin: prob. from welt () plush -er plush weight
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- 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.