cruiserweight

cruiserweight

[kroo-zer-weyt]
noun British.
a light-heavyweight boxer.

Origin:
1915–20; so called by metaphor, since a cruiser is the second heaviest naval ship

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cruiserweight (ˈkruːzəˌweɪt)
 
n
boxing another term (esp Brit) for light heavyweight

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