Definition of flyweight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflīˌwāt/


1A weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between light flyweight and bantamweight. In boxing it ranges from 108 to 112 pounds (48 to 51 kg).
Example sentences
  • He has been campaigning in the junior flyweight, flyweight and junior bantamweight divisions, destroying every opponent with frightening aplomb.
  • So the Europeans tend to dominate the categories other than flyweight, featherweight and bantamweight.
  • Both fighters are in a redemption mission after being dethroned of their SA flyweight and junior flyweight titles respectively.
1.1A flyweight boxer or other competitor.
Example sentences
  • What's different about Brian and the rest of flyweights in the world is that he can punch.
  • ‘Too hot for fighting flyweights,’ says Tigre, still breathing from the gym.
  • It's a short career, especially with flyweights, and you can't afford to go messing about the town.

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Syllabification: fly·weight

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