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.]

Welt"schmertz`

(vlt"shmrts`), n. [G., fr. welt world + schmertz pain. See World; Smart, v. i.] Sorrow or sadness over the present or future evils or woes of the world in general; sentimental pessimism.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Wel*witsch"i*a

(?), n. [NL. So named after the discoverer, Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch.] (Bot.) An African plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) belonging to the order Gnetace. It consists of a short, woody, topshaped stem, and never more than two leaves, which are the cotyledons enormously developed, and at length split into diverging segments.
[1913 Webster]

 

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