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 (sə-văt′, -vät′)
A form of boxing in which kicking as well as punching is permitted.

[French, from Old French, old shoe.]
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(Boxing) a form of boxing in which blows may be delivered with the feet as well as the hands
[C19: from French, literally: old worn-out shoe; related to sabot]
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