Light"weight` (?), n.

One of less than average weight; specif.:


In boxing, wrestling, etc., one weighingnot more than 133 pounds (U. S. amateur rules 135 pounds, Eng. 140 pounds).


A person of small impotance or mental ability. [Colloq., Chiefly U. S.]


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Light"weight`, a.

Light in weight, as a coin; specif., applied to a man or animal who is a lightweight.


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