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Welter-weight

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Welter-weight wel′tėr-wāt an unusually heavy weight, carried mostly in steeple-chases and hurdle-races
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. from welter, in allusion to the less free motion; others trace to swelter, from the heating of the heavily weighted horses.

Usage

In literature:

I was a middle-weight, but could train down to a welter when necessary.
"Options" by O. Henry
That boy put up a fight like a welter-weight cinnamon bear; but, at last, we got him down in the bottom of the buggy and drove away.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
Fr'm thince he dhrifted into politics, an' become noted as th' boy welter-weight iv th' South Branch.
"Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen" by Finley Peter Dunne
She thought the welter-weight was bashful, too.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
As elephants go, he wouldn't have made the welter-weight class by about a ton.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
That boy put up a fight like a welter-weight cinnamon bear; but, at last, we got him down in the bottom of the buggy and drove away.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
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In news:

Welter Weight Smart Strike Mr Prospector.
This Saturday night Welter weight champ Manny Pacquiao was victorious over old foe Juan Manuel Marquez.
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