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bantamweight

Line breaks: ban¦tam|weight
Pronunciation: /ˈbantəmweɪt
 
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Definition of bantamweight in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between flyweight and featherweight. In the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 51 to 54 kg.
Example sentences
  • So the Europeans tend to dominate the categories other than flyweight, featherweight and bantamweight.
  • The provisional squad has light-flyweight Gabriel Kabwe, bantamweight Lovemore Tembo and featherweights Otis Bwalya, Jonathan Mwila, Victor Kaonga, Tendai Shumba and Abias Silupumbwe.
  • But Ncita laughed off the Tanzanian's assertion saying his charge was the best fighter from the junior bantamweight to the junior featherweight divisions.
1.1 [count noun] A bantamweight boxer or other competitor.
Example sentences
  • After the Games he turned pro and was later ranked eighth amongst the world's best bantamweights.
  • He said the tournament had also attracted female pugilists, adding that the Copperbelt would contribute bantamweights Charity Mobola, Sally Mwape and Ireen Mwanagoma.
  • With only six competitors in the class, the bantamweights were the smallest group any way you look at it.

Words that rhyme with bantamweight

hundredweight

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