Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In horse-racing, a weight left to the option of the owner of a horse, who naturally puts up the lightest weight possible.
  • In horse-racing, without being handicapped: as, to ride catchweight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb (Horseracing) Without any additional weight; without being handicapped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb horse racing Without any additional weight; without being handicapped.

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Examples

  • "catchweight" bout and doesn't ruin the lightweight tournament winner facing the lightweight champion in Alvarez should Neer get the win.

    Bloody Elbow

  • Belfort reportedly had a difficult time even making the 195 pound catchweight fight with Rich Franklin atUFC103.

    Ben Kessler: UFC 126 Draws High Demand on Eve of Super Bowl

  • Seemingly phased out of boxing through a combination of age and lack of opponents, Toney now seeks to become a middle-aged star in mixed martial arts, beginning with a catchweight contest with former three-time heavyweight champion Couture, and ending with an unlikely shot at Lesnar's super-sized belt.

    Elliot Worsell: The Lights Are on and Lesnar's Home

  • Seemingly phased out of boxing through a combination of age and lack of opponents, Toney now seeks to become a middle-aged star in mixed martial arts, beginning with a catchweight contest with former three-time heavyweight champion Couture, and ending with an unlikely shot at Lesnar's super-sized belt.

    Elliot Worsell: The Lights Are on and Lesnar's Home

  • Torres if there could ever be an agreed catchweight

    The Five Biggest Potential UFC Fights « the j. botter weblog

  • Roach says he doesn't want any catchweight for the fight.

    SI.com

  • Last June, he fought Franklin at a catchweight of 195, and it was admittedly a tough cut, one that manifested itself on fight night.

    UFC Press Releases

  • The two fought at a catchweight of 174 lbs., and Alves won Knockout of the Night after taking Hughes out with a flying knee on June 7, 2008.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • The two fought at a catchweight of 174 lbs., and Alves won Knockout of the Night after taking Hughes out with a flying knee on June 7, 2008.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • The bout was fought at a catchweight of 182 pounds and should open potential matchups for

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

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