Boxer



a person who fights as a sport, usually with gloved fists, according to set rules; prize-fighter; pugilist.
one of a German breed of medium-sized, stocky, short-haired, pug-faced dogs having a brindled or tan coat with white markings.
a person or thing that packs items into boxes.
boxers, boxer shorts.
a member of a Chinese secret society that carried on an unsuccessful uprising, 1898–1900 (Boxer Rebellion) principally against foreigners, culminating in a siege of foreign legations in Peking that was put down by an international expeditionary force.
Contemporary Examples

Carly’s Sorority Girl Curse Nicolle Wallace June 9, 2010
Barbara Boxer: Withdraw Your Biased Bill Maysoon Zayid April 28, 2013
Farewell to My Father Griffin Dunne September 10, 2009
Female British Serial Killer Shocks Lawyer, Pleads Guilty Tom Sykes November 17, 2013
The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races David Freedlander January 8, 2015

Historical Examples

The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas James Fenimore Cooper
The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
A Quarter-Back’s Pluck Lester Chadwick
Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

noun
a person who boxes, either professionally or as a hobby; pugilist
a medium-sized smooth-haired breed of dog with a short nose and a docked tail
noun

a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
(as modifier): the Boxer Rebellion

n.

1. A visual language by Hal Abelson and Andy diSessa of Berkeley which claims to be the successor to Logo. Boxes are used to represent scope.
2. A text editor for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.
(http://boxersoftware.com/users/dhamel).
(2001-04-30)

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    a member of a Chinese secret society that carried on an unsuccessful uprising, 1898–1900 (Boxer Rebellion) principally against foreigners, culminating in a siege of foreign legations in Peking that was put down by an international expeditionary force. noun a person who boxes, either professionally or as a hobby; pugilist a medium-sized smooth-haired breed of dog […]



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    men’s loose-fitting undershorts with an elastic waistband. Historical Examples Makers Cory Doctorow plural noun men’s underpants shaped like shorts but having a front opening Also called boxers

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    cut or fashioned in the style of boxer shorts: men’s boxer-style bathing suits.



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