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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The rumored merger of satellite radio pugilists XM and Sirius gets a shot in the arm this week, courtesy of Citigroup analyst Eileen Furkawa.
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Definition of pugilist for English Language Learners
: a professional boxer
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