boxing glove

noun

Definition of boxing glove 

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

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Turman learned some martial arts in the Marines, but had never slipped on boxing gloves. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Boxing rookies learn to take the hits in Battle of the Badges," 14 June 2018 Ushio, who creates paintings by dipping boxing gloves into pigment and then punching the colors onto his canvases, is the star. Jennifer Vineyard, New York Times, "The Best TV Shows and Movies New to Netflix, Amazon and More in June," 1 June 2018 Wearing boxing gloves, Rokita punches blow-up versions of Braun and Messer in one of his ads. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Senate race: Here's what's true and what's not in the nation's nastiest primary," 4 May 2018 Even Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley joked that boxing gloves and a fishing pole would be too extreme. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, ""This Is Us" Honors Jack With Kate's Wedding Bouquet and It's Perfect," 14 Mar. 2018 The big cat, with its neck of packed muscle and paws bigger than boxing gloves, silently padded toward the giant anteater and crouched behind it. National Geographic, "Giant Anteater Faces Off With Jaguar, Leaves Unimpressed," 7 Mar. 2018 Unlike fans in the stands or his fellow competitors, Scotty James’ mittens look suspiciously like boxing gloves — which is by design. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "2018 Winter Olympics: What is up with Australian snowboarder Scotty James' red gloves?," 14 Feb. 2018 Securing boxing gloves on the outstretched arm of the teenager in front of him, James Curles tried to recall how the nicknames started. Dana Lee, Indianapolis Star, "Season for Sharing: Achieve uses boxing, judo to get teens back on track," 18 Dec. 2017 One room is filled with punching bags and boxing gloves painted with feminist slogans. Washington Post, "Janelle Monae explores surveillance in her 1st art exhibit," 8 Dec. 2017

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1763, in the meaning defined above

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