prize·​fight | \ ˈprīz-ˌfīt How to pronounce prizefight (audio) \

Definition of prizefight

: a professional boxing match

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prizefighter \ ˈprīz-​ˌfī-​tər How to pronounce prizefighter (audio) \ noun

Examples of prizefight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie sets up a kind of prizefight between the master manipulator, Frank Langella as Nixon, and the out-of-his-depth entertainer. Don Steinberg, WSJ, "For Filmmakers, Watergate Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving," 23 Oct. 2018 The 35,000-seat horseshoe saw decades of high school football on fall Fridays, college football on Saturdays, occasional NFL games, rodeos, dirt-track auto racing, circuses, prizefights, Easter sunrise services and music. Washington Post, "Icon to eyesore: Storied Akron Rubber Bowl awaits demolition," 9 June 2018 Bevin bells open and close the New York Stock Exchange, mark rounds at prizefights and call kids to ice cream trucks. Laurencia Ciprus,, "A B&B In Belltown: Bevin House Buyer Planned A Quick Flip, Then Fell In Love With It," 18 May 2018 Capturing the ferocity and grace of a prizefight in the theater is a monumental challenge, says director Robert Barry Fleming. Andrea Simakis,, "'The Royale,' inspired by boxer Jack Johnson, brings fight for freedom to stage (preview)," 13 May 2018 Only one thing besides injury could have derailed this prizefight. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Cycling Star Chris Froome Is Racing in the Giro d’Italia, and It’s Awkward," 3 May 2018 Yet on Saturday, Glendale's favorite boxing son will find himself in the biggest prizefight of his career. Grant Gordon,, "Martirosyan ready to shock boxing world against Golovkin," 29 Apr. 2018 That Saturday night, the charismatic, if profane, fighter from Ireland captivated a boisterous crowd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the site of some of the most legendary prizefights of all-time. Sean Gregory, Time, "Conor McGregor Charged With Assault After UFC Bus Attack," 6 Apr. 2018 From there, the game turned into a back-and-forth prizefight: Kansas scored 10 straight, West Virginia answered with eight in a row, and the Jayhawks responded with 10 more. Dave Skretta, Houston Chronicle, "No. 9 Kansas defeats No. 18 West Virginia in Big 12 tourney final," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of prizefight

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Prizefight.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of prizefight

: a fight between two professional boxers for money

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