Definition of pugilist
: fighter; especially : a professional boxer
Examples of pugilist in a Sentence
a pugilist with the trademark of the boxing ring: a nose that showed signs of having been broken on more than one occasion
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Nick Cave waded into the crowd countless times Friday at the Auditorium Theatre and each time the singer in the suit was transformed: preacher, pugilist, dastardly villain, bereaved parent.
Then, should a tiebreaker be needed, the third and deciding duel between the two pugilists would be a chess match, a spelling bee or perhaps a recitation of Shakespearean sonnets.)
And to a few generations of kids at Reno High, Mr. Meschery was just that wonderful oversized English and creative writing teacher, not poet, player or pugilist.
WASHINGTON—With the administration roiled this week over President Donald Trump’s firing of the FBI chief, White House spokesman Sean Spicer, one of the administration’s most prominent pugilists, has been 3 miles and a world away from the drama.
For the past week, Reeves, Washington and 22 others took part in the Belfast-Beltway Boxing Project, an exchange program for pugilists from the D.C. area and Northern Ireland.
Mayweather retired undefeated, 49-0 and perhaps the greatest and most contemptible pugilist ever.
No fighter carries greater expectation for getting the fight game’s big men back to a position of prominence than Anthony Joshua and neither does any other pugilist possess such a striking immediate opportunity.
The fiery old pugilist Harry Reid, who always proved a willing sparring partner, retired from the Senate last month.
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: a professional boxer
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