Welterweight meaning

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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.
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A boxer competing in this weight division.
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A contestant in various other sports in a similar weight division.
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A boxer between a junior welterweight and a junior middleweight, with a maximum weight of 147 lb (66.68 kg)
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Alternative spelling of welter-weight.
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Alternative spelling of welter-weight.
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Origin of welterweight

  • From welter heavyweight boxer perhaps from welt
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition