one of a pair of heavily padded leather mittens laced on the palm side of the wrist and hand, worn by boxers in a match or in training for a match.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, June 14, 1916 Various
Americanisms and Briticisms Brander Matthews
From Chart House to Bush Hut Charles W. L. Bryde
The Last Entry William Clark Russell
one of a pair of thickly padded mittens worn for boxing
an enclosed area for a boxing match, usually marked off in the form of a square by posts and ropes, and having a padded floor.
a container, case, or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard, etc., and often with a lid or removable cover. the quantity contained in a box: She bought a box of candy as a gift. Chiefly British. a gift or present: a Christmas box. post-office box. a compartment or section in a public place, shut […]
noun a small room or large cupboard in which boxes, cases, etc, may be stored Historical Examples Oswald Bastable and Others Edith Nesbit Oswald Bastable and Others Edith Nesbit