boxer

noun (1)
box·er | \ ˈbäk-sər \

Definition of boxer 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 : a person who engages in the sport of boxing

2 boxers plural : boxer shorts

boxer

noun (2)

Definition of boxer (Entry 2 of 4)

: one that makes boxes or packs things in boxes

boxer

noun (3)

Definition of boxer (Entry 3 of 4)

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

Boxer

noun (4)
Box·er | \ ˈbäk-sər \

Definition of Boxer (Entry 4 of 4)

: 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

First Known Use of boxer

Noun (1)

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1871, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

Noun (4)

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boxer

Noun (3)

German, from English boxer entry 1

Noun (4)

approximately translation of Chinese (Beijing) yìhé juǎn, literally, righteous harmonious fist

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boxer

noun
\ ˈbäk-sər \

Kids Definition of boxer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who engages in the sport of boxing

boxer

noun

Kids Definition of boxer (Entry 2 of 2)

: a compact dog of German origin that is of medium size with a square build and has a short and often tan coat

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