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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms), between light heavyweight and heavyweight.
  • noun A boxer competing in this weight division.

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

  • noun boxing, UK, obsolete light heavyweight
  • noun boxing A wrestler weighing less than 200lb; heavier than a light heavyweight and lighter than a heavyweight.
  • noun wrestling 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.

  • noun a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds

Etymologies

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

[Possibly after the cruiser, warship, the second heaviest warship.]

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