Definitions

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

  • noun A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 126 pounds (56.7 kilograms), between junior featherweight and junior lightweight.
  • noun A boxer competing in this weight division.
  • noun A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
  • noun A contestant in this weight division.
  • noun A person or thing of little weight or size.
  • noun An insignificant person.
  • adjective Of or relating to featherweights.
  • adjective Unimportant; trivial.

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

  • noun A weight division in professional boxing of a maximum of 126 pounds or 57 kilograms.
  • noun A boxer who fights in this division.

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

  • noun a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
  • noun weighs 126-139 pounds
  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds

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Examples

  • *** And, because they didn't make kicky "featherweight" lenses back then, my lenses always came accompanied by GIGANTOR plastic frames.

    inconsolable.

  • * Those are "featherweight" lenses you see in that picture, there.

    The EEEVIL EYE

  • Spinrad says nice things about books by Paul Di Filippo and Eileen Gunn, wondering all the while why they were not published by big publishers rather than the "featherweight" small presses that did publish them, and why Di Filippo hasn't been more present on Hugo and Nebula ballots.

    Norman Spinrad, Messiah

  • Spinrad says nice things about books by Paul Di Filippo and Eileen Gunn, wondering all the while why they were not published by big publishers rather than the "featherweight" small presses that did publish them, and why Di Filippo hasn't been more present on Hugo and Nebula ballots.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • The word "featherweight" always carries with it the association with Willie Pep.

    Not a Lightweight

  • Both it and its "featherweight" X201s sibling are lightweight, too: the X201 is under 3 pounds and the X201s shaves that down to under 2.5 pounds.

    SlashGear

  • These include "rookie of the year" and the "featherweight" award, presented to the team with the lightest, fastest buggy.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • These include "rookie of the year" and the "featherweight" award, presented to the team with the lightest, fastest buggy.

    SpaceRef Top Stories

  • "featherweight" paper, copyrighted by Frank Smythson in 1916, and add that these characteristics have made it "internationally popular with many distinguished writers, journalists, travellers and explorers".

    The Guardian World News

  • "featherweight" paper, copyrighted by Frank Smythson in 1916, and add that these characteristics have made it "internationally popular with many distinguished writers, journalists, travellers and explorers".

    The Guardian World News

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