Boxer meaning

bŏk'sər
One who fights with the fists as a sport.
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Boxer shorts.
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One that packs items in boxes.
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A medium-sized, short-haired dog of a breed developed in Germany, having a brownish coat and a short, square-jawed muzzle.
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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.
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A breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a square-jawed muzzle.
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One who boxes; pugilist; prizefighter; often, one skilled in the offensive and defensive tactics of boxing, as distinguished from a slugger.
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Any of a breed of medium-sized dog with a sturdy body and a smooth fawn or brindle coat.
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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.
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A participant (fighter) in a boxing match.

You can tell she's a boxer by looking at her nose.

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A type of internal combustion engine in which cylinders are arranged in two banks on either side of a single crankshaft.
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The person running a game of two-up.
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One who packs boxes.
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A Chinese anti-imperial and anti-foreigner rebel of the early 1900s.
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Origin of boxer

  • Approximate translation of Chinese (Mandarin) (yìhé) quán (righteous harmonious) fists, name of a secret political organization
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • German from English boxer (from its pugnacious nature)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Named Boxers by the west as their official title was "The Fist of Righteous Harmony." and their symbol was a clenched fist.
    From Wiktionary
  • box + -er
    From Wiktionary