• WordNet 3.6
    • n welterweight a professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds
    • n welterweight a wrestler who weighs 154-172 pounds
    • n welterweight an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds
    • n welterweight a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Welterweight A boxer or wrestler whose weight is intermediate between that of a lightweight and that of a middleweight.
    • Welterweight (Horse Racing) A weight of 28 pounds (one of 40 pounds is called a heavy welterweight) sometimes imposed in addition to weight for age, chiefly in steeplechases and hurdle races.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n welterweight In wrestling or boxing, a weight coming between light- and middle- weight, usually 145 pounds or under.
    • n welterweight In horse-racing, an unusually heavy weight, especially as carried by horses in many steeple chases and hurdle-races. These weights some times amount to as much as 40 pounds over weight for age.
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In literature:

Joe Walcott was welterweight champion from 1901 to 1904, and was succeeded by Dixie Kid, who held his place from 1904 to 1908.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
As a Welterweight, Milt had learned to depend on speed and quick hands.
"Vital Ingredient" by Gerald Vance
The sagacious, sanguine and scandalous Scanlan, welterweight walloper of the world!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer

In news:

Ulimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Georges St Pierre in training.
Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, left, and Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, trade blows during their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday in Las Vegas.
Over the last year or so, the UFC welterweight division has unexpectedly become a young man's game.
Former welterweight titleholder Andre Berto was issued a boxing license by the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday despite testing positive for a steroid in May.
Floyd Mayweather's last fight was against Miguel Cotto for Cotto's WBA super welterweight belt.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto make official arrivals in the lobby of MGM Grand on Tuesday, May 1 , 2012.
Oscar Molina , the 2012 Mexican Olympic team welterweight, has signed a five-year promotional contract with Dan Goossen and is expected to make his professional debut on Nov 24 in Mexico.
San Francisco Bayview's own, the undefeated Welterweight Champion of the World, Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (16-0-1), brings his knockout power to the San Francisco Black Film Festival.
Carlos Condit, bottom, battles with Georges St- Pierre during their UFC welterweight title fight.
Juan Manuel Marquez (left), from Mexico, celebrates after knocking out Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in the sixth round of their WBO world welterweight fight Saturday in Las Vegas.
' Rumble ' Johnson not done at welterweight.
Marinoble's fighter Griffin wins MMA welterweight pro belt.
Ross and Duane Ford gave Bradley a 115-113 edge to give Timothy Bradley the WBO welterweight title.
Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines and WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico pose during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Nov 13, 2009.
Serra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, owned and operated by former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra , is now located at 365 W Jericho Turnpike in Huntington 631-385-2312 serrabjj.com.