From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Welterweight \Wel"ter*weight`\, n.
   1. (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.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   2. A boxer or wrestler whose weight is intermediate between
      that of a lightweight and that of a middleweight.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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