Definition of Bantamweight

1. Noun. Weighs 115-126 pounds.

Generic synonyms: Grappler, Matman, Wrestler



2. Noun. An amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 pounds.
Generic synonyms: Boxer, Pugilist

Definition of Bantamweight

1. Noun. a weight in boxing and other sports, intermediate between flyweight and featherweight. In boxing it ranges from 112 to 118 pounds (51 to 54 kg). ¹

2. Noun. a boxer or other competitor of this weight ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bantamweight

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bantamweight

banquette
banquetter
banquetters
banquettes
bans
banshee
banshees
banshies
banstickle
banstickles
bansuri
bant
bantam
bantams
bantamweight (current term)
bantamweights
banted
banteng
bantengs
banter
bantered
banterer
banterers
bantering
banteringly
banterings
banters
bantery
banties

Literary usage of Bantamweight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tribune Almanac and Political Registerby Horace Greeley by Horace Greeley (1902)
"March 1£—Harry Harris (American) won from "Pedlar" Palmer (English) in fifteen rounds for the bantamweight championship at London, England. ..."

2. Muhammad Ali & Company by Thomas Hauser (1998)
"... light-heavyweight, middleweight, welterweight, lightweight, featherweight, bantamweight, and flyweight. Boxing now has seventeen weight divisions. ..."

3. A Social History of the American Negro, Being a History of the Negro Problem by Benjamin Griffith Brawley (1921)
"George Dixon was, with the exception of one year, either bantamweight or featherweight champion for the whole of the period from 1890 to 1900; ..."

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