welter-weight

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Etymology[edit]

Originally “heavyweight horseman” (1832), from welter (heavyweight horseman) +‎ weight.[1] Boxing sense 1896.

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welter-weight (not comparable)

  1. (boxing) between lightweight and middleweight

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Noun[edit]

welter-weight (plural welter-weights)

  1. (boxing) a boxer weighing more than a lightweight boxer and less than a middleweight boxer; someone boxing in the welterweight class

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  1. ^ welterweight” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).