- one who boxes; pugilist; prizefighter; often, one skilled in the offensive and defensive tactics of boxing, as distinguished from a slugger
- [pl.] boxer shorts
Origin of boxerGerman from boxen, to box ( from Eng): from its aggressive appearance any of a breed of medium-sized dog with a sturdy body and a smooth fawn or brindle coat
a member of a Chinese society that led an unsuccessful uprising (the Boxer Rebellion, 1900) against foreign powers and foreigners in China, as a result of which China was forced to make economic and territorial concessions
Origin of Boxerfrom box; translated, translation of the Chinese phrase “righteous-uniting-band,” misunderstood as “righteous-uniting-fists”
- Sports One who fights with the fists as a sport.
- boxers Boxer shorts.
One that packs items in boxes.
A medium-sized, short-haired dog of a breed developed in Germany, having a brownish coat and a short, square-jawed muzzle.
Origin of boxerGerman from English boxer 1 ( from its pugnacious nature )
A member of a secret society in China that unsuccessfully attempted in 1900 to drive foreigners from the country by violence and force Chinese Christians to renounce their religion.
Origin of BoxerApproximate translation of Chinese (Mandarin) (yìhé) quán (righteous harmonious) fists, name of a secret political organization
- A participant (fighter) in a boxing match.
- You can tell she's a boxer by looking at her nose.
- A breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a square-jawed muzzle.
- A type of internal combustion engine in which cylinders are arranged in two banks on either side of a single crankshaft.
- The person running a game of two-up.
- One who packs boxes.
box + -er
Named Boxers by the west as their official title was "The Fist of Righteous Harmony." and their symbol was a clenched fist.