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cruiserweight

[kroo-zer-weyt] /ˈkru zərˌweɪt/
noun, British
1.
a light-heavyweight boxer.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; so called by metaphor, since a cruiser is the second heaviest naval ship
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British Dictionary definitions for cruiserweight

cruiserweight

/ˈkruːzəˌweɪt/
noun
1.
(boxing) another term (esp Brit) for light heavyweight
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