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pugilist

pugilist

noun pu·gi·list \ˈpyü-jə-list\

: a professional boxer

Full Definition of PUGILIST

:  fighter; especially :  a professional boxer

Examples of PUGILIST

  1. <a pugilist with the trademark of the boxing ring: a nose that showed signs of having been broken on more than one occasion>

First Known Use of PUGILIST

1790

Other Combat Sports Terms

foil, riposte, welter

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