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bantamweight

[ban-tuh m-weyt] /ˈbæn təmˌweɪt/
noun
1.
a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; bantam + weight
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Examples for bantamweight
  • He doesn't belong at bantamweight or super bantamweight.
British Dictionary definitions for bantamweight

bantamweight

/ˈbæntəmˌweɪt/
noun
1.
  1. a professional boxer weighing 112–118 pounds (51–53.5 kg)
  2. an amateur boxer weighing 51–54 kg (112–119 pounds)
  3. (as modifier) the bantamweight champion
2.
a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))
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