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

  • n. A weight division in professional boxing having an upper limit of 112 pounds (50.4 kilograms), between junior flyweight and junior bantamweight.
  • n. A boxer competing in this weight division.
  • n. A similar weight division in other sports, such as weightlifting.
  • n. A contestant in this weight division.
  • n. Something that is particularly small, light, or inconsequential.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a weight that moves outward depending on centrifugal force.
  • n. a weight division of professional boxing between junior flyweight and junior bantamweight; a boxer in this division
  • n. a similar division and contestant in wrestling
  • n. small, light or unimportant

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

  • n. weighs no more than 115 pounds
  • n. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 112 pounds


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  • Schutzstaffel (SS) tried to set up a fight between him, a tiny flyweight fellow, and a tall dying guy, whom they hoped he’d kill with one blow.

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  • As a result there is a flyweight called Kwanpichit 13 Rien Express in honour of a Bangkok restaurant, while an unbeaten southpaw super-flyweight has been variously known as Samson Toyota-Thailand, Samson 3-K Battery and Samson Dutch Boy Gym according to who was stumping up the cash at the time.

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  • Marc Warren as Luke is an engaging presence and has a flyweight dynamism.

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  • But, although Warren has an engaging presence and a flyweight dynamism, he cannot overcome the contradictions of a script that require him to be both impish devil and noble redeemer.

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  • The enduring mystery is how he has managed to win titles in a record eight weight classes, from flyweight (112-pound limit) to light-middleweight (154-pound limit).

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  • The only boxer to have won world titles in eight different divisions, moving up from flyweight to light middleweight, which are separated by 42 pounds, Pacquiao is without peer.

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  • Time thus throws its flyweight avoir du poids on the side of the political class in the lengthy finger-pointing and buck-passing contest between the politicians and the financial community about whose responsibility the crisis was.

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  • At the Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York (Fox Sports Net) — Ivan Calderon (33-0-1) vs. Jesus Iribe (17-6-4), 12 rounds, for Ring/WBO junior flyweight title.

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  • •At Buenos Aires — Omar Narvaez (31-0-2) vs. Jesus Jimenez (27-5) 12 rounds for WBO flyweight title.

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