featherweight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n featherweight a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
    • n featherweight weighs 126-139 pounds
    • n featherweight an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
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Usage

In literature:

It seemed a featherweight to me now.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
G, Little Featherweight, it's my opinion that we are a couple of idiots.
"The Story of the Gadsby" by Rudyard Kipling
It was Miss Featherweight singing.
"The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" by Fergus Hume
We hear a great deal about "featherweights" in connection with racing.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., Issue 31, October 29, 1870" by Various
She was a featherweight.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
Johnny Thompson, featherweight champion.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
Just one of these neat, finicky featherweights, J. Meredith is; a well finished two-by-four, with more polish than punch.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Don't you know that you make no more than a featherweight of difference to the car?
"The Motor Maid" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
He is in the class of featherweights.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
The derrick swung the big boat overside, and she was lowered into the sea as lightly as though she were a featherweight.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
That girl is a featherweight.
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
Zaretti was no featherweight.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
James, the champion featherweight fusser of the school, followed.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Adams laughed, took the thing up with one hand, and raised it to his shoulder as though it had been a featherweight.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
A featherweight, she still strove to ride lighter.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
With the featherweight the swing is very liable to get out of gear.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
She was but a floating featherweight.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
It seemed a featherweight to me now.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
Mr. McKay was no featherweight, and his injured limb had to be carefully handled.
"The Nameless Island" by Percy F. Westerman
You are a featherweight compared with the weight I have been holding up.
"The Iron Boys as Foremen" by James R. Mears
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In news:

Right, and Michael Farenas, from the Philippines, trade blows in close as referee Tony Weeks looks on during their WBA interim super featherweight title fight Saturday, Dec 8, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Right, and Michael Farenas, from the Philippines, trade blows during their WBA interim super featherweight title fight Saturday, Dec 8, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Chan Sung Jung put Dustin Poirier to sleep and called for a shot at the featherweight title.
Ed Mulholland for ESPN.comSuit yourself: The odds are stacked against Frankie Edgar in his featherweight debut -- just how he likes it.
IN EFFECT UNTIL DEC 5, 9:00 a.m. Unbeaten featherweight contender Miguel Angel Garcia of Oxnard had all but a guaranteed world title shot waiting for him.
Unbeaten featherweight contender Miguel Angel Garcia of Oxnard had all but a guaranteed world title shot waiting for him.
Mriedel- I bought a Winchester model 70 featherweight that I've had about a year and a half ago 30-06.
In another week of brutal Bellator match-ups, Daniel Straus bloodied Mike Corey en route to the featherweight finals and Marcos Galvao pounded Ed West to get to the semis.
Former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cristiane " Cyborg " Santos has made it clear she is not a Ronda Rousey fan.
"Salutat" (1898), by Thomas Eakins, shows men in a fight-night crowd ogling the victorious featherweight as he waves after a match.
Describing himself as 'a proud gay man ', Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz on Thursday became what is believed to be the first pro boxer to come out as openly homosexual while still competing.
Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz announced to the world that he is gay on Wednesday, becoming the first practicing prizefighter to declare he is homosexual.
The featherweight from Puerto Rico says he's a 'proud gay man '.
Russian Shahbulat (Sha) Shamhalaev made short work of Mike (The Marine) Richman in their featherweight tournament semifinal at Bellator 79 on Friday night.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Describing himself as "a proud gay man," Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz on Thursday became what is believed to be the first pro boxer to come out as openly homosexual while still competing.
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