boxer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boxer a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany
    • n boxer someone who fights with his fists for sport
    • n Boxer a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
    • n boxer a workman employed to pack things into containers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 80% of professional boxers have suffered brain damage.
    • n Boxer One who boxes; a pugilist.
    • n Boxer bŏks"ẽr One who packs boxes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 67.5% of men wear briefs instead of boxers.
    • n boxer One whose occupation is to pack or put up things in boxes.
    • n boxer One who fights with his fists; a pugilist.
    • n boxer [capitalized] A member of a Chinese association known as Yi Ho Ch'uan Hwuy, “The Righteousness, Harmony, and Fists Society,” organized in China in 1900 or earlier, ostensibly for the practice of athletics, but really as a league for the expulsion of foreigners and the uprooting of Christianity. Aided by the regular army, and egged on and led by officials and persons of the highest standing, the Boxers murdered large numbers of native Christians, missionaries, and other foreigners, destroyed much property, attacked the foreign legations in Peking, and besieged the British legation there for over two months, until the rising was suppressed by the military forces of the principal treaty powers.
    • n boxer A bowler or low-crowned stiff felt hat; a billycock hat.
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Quotations

  • Eamonn Mccabe
    Eamonn Mccabe
    “It's the boxers who attract the real women, after all, with their raw primeval strength, beautifully toned bodies and just a touch of vulnerability.”
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    “Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig%20Wittgenstein
    “A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.”

Usage

In literature:

Twenty weeks makes you a finished DeForest trained boxer.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Ever since the Boxer outbreak, I have been repeatedly asked by friends far and near to express my opinion of the matter.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
Vaughan's two were both geldings: Boxer, a brown, and Don Juan, a tall black.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
One of the men had heard of the Boxers' offer of Tls.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
Not unlike a skillful boxer Falkenhayn feinted at one point, then struck hard at another unexpectedly.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
He stood in the attitude of a boxer preparing to attack.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
It was the Boxer Uprising.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
For it has been only ten years and a few months since the famous Boxer outbreak.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
For Eric was a champion tennis-player, hockey-player, baseballist, boxer, swimmer, runner, jumper, shot-putter.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Parker found him no boxer, and beat a tattoo upon his middle.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
He struck the gong, and the boxers met.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
This is what is experienced by the trainers of boxers.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
It wasn't Boxer, after all.
"The Adventures of A Brownie" by Miss Mulock
America returned to China the indemnity growing out of the Boxer Rebellion.
"Right Above Race" by Otto Hermann Kahn
It was just at the time when the German army was swaying and tottering like a spent boxer awaiting the inevitable knock-out.
"General Bramble" by André Maurois
The Boxer trouble in China and the war between Japan and Russia delayed the meeting.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
They were German Boxers, formidable creatures and great slobberers.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
He died in China during the Boxer uprising.
"The Story of General Pershing" by Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
It is not rare to see boxers fighting and wounding each other to the point of drawing blood.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
He had kept himself in fine condition, for he was in training to play football and he was known to be a first-rate boxer.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
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In poetry:

Bull-dogs grim, and boxers bold,
In noble trains attending ;
Science which is bought with gold,
And flatt'rers vice commending.
"Male Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
As the leathern cestus binds
Tense the boxer's knotted hands;
So the strong wine round him winds,
Binds his thews to iron bands.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Harder and swifter rained the blows,
And fiercer grew the fray;
At chest and chin and eye and nose
Each boxer biffed away;
Till cried the audience in fright,
If they're not stopped they'll start to fight!"
"Averted Violence" by C J Dennis

In news:

Al Bello/Getty A 2006 file photo of boxer Arturo Gatti at the World Boxing and Fitness Center in Jersey City.
A pantless man wearing boxers over his head robbed a North Augusta bar and stole an employee's car Tuesday night.
Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. A pantless man wearing boxers over his head robbed a North Augusta bar and stole an employee's car Tuesday night.
After losing my purebred boxer, I knew I wanted to adopt a dog.
West portrayed as cartoonish boxer who 'socked it to seniors' and ' whacked women'.
Floyd Mayweather's adviser said the boxer's $20 million gross for a WrestleMania XXIV appearance next month is a negotiating achievement that stunned everyone involved.
More info on TURKEY (Boxer/Lab mix).
Boxers often have other rivals to battle, and younger fighters come along deserving their shots.
Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of a non-title welterweight bout to defeat the Filipino boxer for the first time in four fights between the two.
The professional boxer from Hudsonville doesn't have the same problem other fighters have -- they wait for the swelling in their faces to go down, for cuts to heal after their fights.
A one-issue voter and some dirty boxers.
Plus, dude leaves gross boxers at one-night stand's pad.
'Face-chewer' Rudy Eugene is an " all right " guy despite temper, says ex-boxer.
Hector 'Macho' Camacho, brash boxer with messy personal life, killed in Puerto Rico ambush .
Boxer Amir Khan arrives at the Burberry Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear Show during London Fashion Week at Kensington Gardens.
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