Meaning of middleweight


Pronunciation: (mid'l-wāt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a welterweight and a light heavyweight, esp. a professional boxer weighing up to 160 pounds (72.5 kg).
  1. of or pertaining to middleweights: the middleweight division.
  2. (of a horse, esp. a hunter) able to carry up to 185 pounds (83.9 kg).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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