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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 190 pounds (85.5 kilograms), between light heavyweight and heavyweight.
  • n. A boxer competing in this weight division.

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  • n. light heavyweight
  • n. A wrestler weighing less than 200lb; heavier than a light heavyweight and lighter than a heavyweight.
  • n. A wrestler weighing less than 210lb; heavier than a light heavyweight and lighter than a heavyweight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds

Etymologies

Possibly after the cruiser warship, the second heaviest warship.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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