from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 147 pounds (66.1 kilograms), between junior welterweight and junior middleweight.
- n. A boxer competing in this weight division.
- n. A contestant in various other sports in a similar weight division.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative spelling of welter-weight.
- n. Alternative spelling of welter-weight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weight of 28 pounds (one of 40 pounds is called a heavy welterweight) sometimes imposed in addition to weight for age, chiefly in steeplechases and hurdle races.
- n. A boxer or wrestler whose weight is intermediate between that of a lightweight and that of a middleweight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In wrestling or boxing, a weight coming between light- and middle- weight, usually 145 pounds or under.
- n. In horse-racing, an unusually heavy weight, especially as carried by horses in many steeple chases and hurdle-races. These weights some times amount to as much as 40 pounds over weight for age.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds
- n. a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
- n. a wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds
- n. a professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds
From welter, heavyweight boxer, perhaps from welt.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)