a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds.
Pop couldn’t be much more than a bantamweight, even with all his knives.
The Night of the Long Knives Fritz Reuter Leiber
a professional boxer weighing 112–118 pounds (51–53.5 kg)
an amateur boxer weighing 51–54 kg (112–119 pounds)
(as modifier): the bantamweight champion
a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))
- Bantam work
to lose weight by practicing Bantingism. noun (Lancashire, dialect) string strength or springiness of material
a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus), of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling the domestic cow: now greatly reduced in number.
an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery. to address with banter; chaff. to use banter. Contemporary Examples The show records for over two hours, a tiny bit of which is willy-waving and “banter” and the rest NEWS. Conrad Black Against the Media, Ctd. Justin Green October 23, 2012 He tried hard to make […]