boxing glove


: one of a pair of leather mittens heavily padded on the back and worn in boxing

Examples of boxing glove in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brooks, always the jokester, put on a pair of boxing gloves and shadow boxed in the tunnel while his teammates finished off the victory. Gary Washburn,, 9 Sep. 2023 Brooks, wearing boxing gloves, greeted his teammates outside the locker room after the game. oregonlive, 6 Sep. 2023 Shortly afterward, Blueface seemingly approaches the man and lands a number of punches on him while wearing his boxing gloves. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 25 Aug. 2023 But now Diaz will be lacing 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the four-ounce UFC gloves. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023 Hopefully, Ramirez hangs up the gloves (boxing gloves, that is) after his one-punch knockout of Tim Anderson. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 12 Aug. 2023 The original debuted in January 2016: an octopus with boxing gloves taking up a fighting stance, to highlight the firm’s eight different business lines. Jon Chesto,, 19 June 2023 Burnie, wearing oversized boxing gloves, squared up with McGregor at midcourt during a timeout in the third quarter. oregonlive, 11 June 2023 In this one, a 60-year-old Balboa, who traded in his boxing gloves for the life of a restaurateur, is enticed to fight yet again. Good Housekeeping, 16 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boxing glove was in 1811

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“Boxing glove.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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boxing glove

: one of a pair of padded leather mittens worn in boxing

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