noun \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


Other Combat Sports Terms

foil, riposte, welter


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