sparring partner


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sparring partner

(ˈspɑːrɪŋ)
n
1. (Boxing) a person who practises with a boxer during training
2. a person with whom one has friendly arguments

spar′ring part`ner


n.
1. a person who spars with and otherwise helps in training a boxer.
2. a person with whom one engages in usu. friendly disputes.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sparring partner - a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
Translations

sparring partner

[ˈspɑːrɪŋˈpɑːtnəʳ] nsparring partner m inv (fig) interlocutore abituale in discussioni, dibattiti, tavole rotonde ecc
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