boxer

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1box·er

noun \ˈbäk-sər\

Definition of BOXER

1
:  a person who engages in the sport of boxing
2
plural :  boxer shorts

First Known Use of BOXER

1671

Rhymes with BOXER

2boxer

noun

Definition of BOXER

:  one that makes boxes or packs things in boxes

First Known Use of BOXER

1871

3boxer

noun

Definition of BOXER

:  any of a German breed of compact medium-sized dogs with a short usually fawn or brindled coat

Origin of BOXER

German, from English 1boxer
First Known Use: circa 1904

Box·er

noun \ˈbäk-sər\

Definition of BOXER

:  a member of a Chinese secret society that in 1900 attempted by violence to drive foreigners out of China and to force Chinese converts to renounce Christianity

Origin of BOXER

approximate translation of Chinese (Beijing) yìhé juǎn, literally, righteous harmonious fist
First Known Use: 1899

Rhymes with BOXER

boxer

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Boxer—Sally Anne Thompson/EB Inc.

Smooth-haired breed of working dog named for its manner of “boxing” with its sturdy front paws when beginning to fight. Developed in Germany, it includes strains of bulldog and terrier in its heritage. Because of its reputation for courage, aggressiveness, and intelligence, it has been used in police work; it is also valued as a watchdog and companion. Trim and squarely built, it has a short, square muzzle; a black mask on its face; and a shiny, shorthaired coat of reddish brown or brindle. It stands 21–24 in. (53–61 cm) high and weighs 60–70 lbs (27–32 kg).

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