middleweight

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

middle +‎ weight

Noun[edit]

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middleweight (countable and uncountable, plural middleweights)

  1. (uncountable) A weight class in professional boxing between light middleweight or welterweight and super middleweight or cruiserweight; a similar division in wrestling and other sports
  2. (countable) A boxer who fights in this division; a similar wrestler etc
  3. (countable, business, by extension) An employee ranking anywhere between junior and senior.
    • 2009, Guy Julier, ‎Liz Moor, Design and Creativity: Policy, Management and Practice
      And it's interesting because in a way they're much more of a design company, and they've got their juniors and their seniors and their middleweights and all this stuff.