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box·er 1

 (bŏk′sər)
n.
1. Sports One who fights with the fists as a sport.
2. boxers Boxer shorts.

box·er 2

 (bŏk′sər)
n.
One that packs items in boxes.

box·er 3

 (bŏk′sər)
n.
A medium-sized, short-haired dog of a breed developed in Germany, having a brownish coat and a short, square-jawed muzzle.

[German, from English boxer (from its pugnacious nature).]

Box·er

 (bŏk′sər)
n.
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.

[Approximate translation of Chinese (Mandarin) (yìhé) quán, (righteous harmonious) fists, name of a secret political organization.]

Boxers

A Chinese nationalist secret society which unsuccessfully attempted rebellion to overthrow foreign interests 1900–1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boxers - underpants worn by menboxers - underpants worn by men    
underpants - an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Another sort of quality is that in virtue of which, for example, we call men good boxers or runners, or healthy or sickly: in fact it includes all those terms which refer to inborn capacity or incapacity.
Old Carriers too, appeared, with blind old Boxers lying at their feet; and newer carts with younger drivers ('Peerybingle Brothers' on the tilt); and sick old Carriers, tended by the gentlest hands; and graves of dead and gone old Carriers, green in the churchyard.
And do you not suppose, Adeimantus, that a single boxer who was perfect in his art would easily be a match for two stout and well-to-do gentlemen who were not boxers?
The two bodies of troops exchanged blows in the manner of a pair of boxers.
And indeed we may forgive this his suspicion; for such was the agility and strength of our heroe, that he was, perhaps, a match for one of the first-rate boxers, and could, with great ease, have beaten all the muffled[*] graduates of Mr Broughton's school.
So he at once said, "Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, we have had enough now, both of the feast, and of the minstrelsy that is its due accompaniment; let us proceed therefore to the athletic sports, so that our guest on his return home may be able to tell his friends how much we surpass all other nations as boxers, wrestlers, jumpers, and runners.
Now they're fighting with the regulation gloves, and there's not the rag of a possibility of either of the boxers being killed.
Sketches of boxers, of ballet-girls, and of racehorses alternated with a sensuous Fragonard, a martial Girardet, and a dreamy Turner.
Instantly, Miss Skiffins stopped it with the neatness of a placid boxer, took off that girdle or cestus as before, and laid it on the table.
Throwing up his left arm as a boxer might ward off a blow, Tarzan struck upward beneath the left forearm of the lion, at the same time rushing in with his shoulder beneath the animal's body and simultaneously drove his blade into the tawny hide behind the shoulder.
Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
During the Boxer Rebellion in China, for instance, there were Americans in Peking who would gladly have given half of their fortune for the use of a pair of wires to New York.