- 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.
- On Congress Street, below the Observatory, is the Eastern Cemetery, the oldest burying ground of the city; in it are the graves of Commodore Edward Preble, and of Captain Samuel Blythe (1784-1813) and Captain William Burroughs (1785-1813), who were killed in the engagement between the British brig "Boxer" and the American brig "Enterprise," their respective ships, off this coast on the 5th of September 1813.
- Peking suffered severely during the Boxer movement and the siege of the legations in the summer of 1900.
- When the Tsar Nicholas inaugurated the Peace Conference at the Hague, Count Muraviev extricated his country from a situation of some embarrassment; but when, subsequently, Russian agents in Manchuria and at Peking connived at the agitation which culminated in the Boxer rising of 5900, the relations of the responsible foreign minister with the tsar became strained.
- The old Swedish and Norwegian missionary societies work in South Africa, Madagascar and India; but large numbers of Scandinavians have been stirred up in missionary zeal, and have gone out to China in connexion with the China Inland Mission; several were massacred in the Boxer outbreaks.
- In 1870 there was a great outbreak concentrating in the massacres at Hankow and Tientsin; in 1891 at Hunan and in 1895 at Ku Cheng there: were other attacks which were only preliminary to the Boxer uprising of 1899-1900,, when 135 missionaries, besides 52 children.