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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
2: weighs 126-139 pounds
3: a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1812 1. one that is very light in weight; especially a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 126 pounds for professionals and 125 pounds for amateurs compare bantamweight, lightweight 2. lightweight 2 featherweight adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a a weight in certain sports intermediate between bantamweight and lightweight, in the amateur boxing scale 54-7kg but differing for professionals, wrestlers, and weightlifters. b a sportsman of this weight. 2 a very light person or thing. 3 (usu. attrib.) a trifling or unimportant thing.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(featherweights) A featherweight is a professional boxer who weighs between 53.5 and 57 kilograms, which is one of the lowest weight ranges. N-COUNT

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