featherweight

[feth-er-weyt]
noun
1.
a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a bantamweight and a lightweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 126 pounds (57 kg).
2.
an insignificant person or thing: He thinks he's a major composer, but he's just a featherweight.
adjective
3.
belonging to the class of featherweights, especially in boxing.
4.
extremely light in weight: a featherweight quilt.
5.
unimportant; trifling; slight.

Origin:
1805–15; feather + weight

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featherweight (ˈfɛðəˌweɪt)
 
n
1.  a.  something very light or of little importance
 b.  (as modifier): featherweight considerations
2.  a.  a professional boxer weighing 118--126 pounds (53.5--57 kg)
 b.  an amateur boxer weighing 54--57 kg (119--126 pounds)
 c.  (as modifier): the featherweight challenger
3.  a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 126--139 pounds (57--63 kg))

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He also held the welterweight and featherweight crowns.
Stores are stocked with an abundance of featherweight gadgets.
Hikers, for example, take the survivalist approach with featherweight tents and minimal equipment.
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