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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a champion swimmer/boxer/cyclist etc
▪ Lester Piggott is a former champion jockey.
boxer shorts
▪ He'd been a successful amateur boxer before he joined Plummer's organisation.
▪ It's not that he's 27 years old or an amateur boxer, but that he's black.
▪ Molineaux was the first of the great black boxers.
▪ We have black runners and black boxers, and they participate with everybody.
▪ More black boxers were becoming active during the same decade.
▪ Answers came in the form of an alternative world championship for the excluded black boxers.
▪ But not necessarily in a negative way: he had used his blackness to become a better boxer.
▪ He told me that short, strong arms were good for a boxer.
▪ Coming down was Tony Butcher - he was a good boxer.
▪ He calls the two Castor, tamer of horses, Polydeuces, good as a boxer.
▪ He did a stint on a chain gang, and he became a professional boxer for a while.
▪ Right then, I really envied the professional boxers, with their rules and regulations and watchful doctors on hand.
▪ Husband John used to be a professional boxer ... and has beaten former heavyweight champ Joe Bugner on more than one occasion.
▪ He was a huge man in his early thirties who had been for a time a heavyweight boxer.
▪ Sometimes there were famous guests: heavyweight boxers, film actresses, war heroes, prime ministers.
▪ He was the first heavyweight boxer to win the world championship three times. 2.
▪ Nat let him in and went to fetch Tony who appeared wearing a pair of boxer shorts and a big smile.
▪ a heavyweight boxer
▪ Critics seem to view this as a cowardice, as if a boxer should want his brains pulped.
▪ He calls the two Castor, tamer of horses, Polydeuces, good as a boxer.
▪ His health was clearly failing, but he did what he always expected his boxers to do.
▪ Indeed, standing in his vest, his eyes closed, he was swaying like a punch-drunk boxer.
▪ The body carried no identification and was dressed only in boxer shorts, trainers, a shirt and tie and jacket.
▪ The walkers still have some finger nails left and don't have skid marks in their boxer shorts.
▪ Underpants on the head -- Since boxers became an external pants accent, briefs have gone the way of spats.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Boxer \Box"er\ (b[o^]ks"[~e]r), n. One who packs boxes.


Boxer \Box"er\, n. One who boxes; a pugilist.


Boxer \Box"er\, n. A breed of dog.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"fighter," late 15c., agent noun from box (v.2). The name of the breed of dog (1934), is from German (the breed originated in Germany), itself taken from English boxer "fighter;" the dog so called for its pugnaciousness. Boxer shorts (1943) so called from their resemblance to the attire worn in the ring.


n. 1 A participant (fighter) in a boxing match. 2 A breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a square-jawed muzzle. 3 A type of internal combustion engine in which cylinders are arranged in two banks on either side of a single crankshaft. 4 The person running a game of two-up. 5 One who packs boxes.

  1. n. someone who fights with his fists for sport [syn: pugilist]

  2. a workman employed to pack things into containers [syn: packer, bagger]

  3. a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China

  4. a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany

Boxer (magazine)

Boxer was a Turkish men's magazine, published between July 2004 and December 2013. It was the highest selling and most respectable men's magazine in the country for a while, followed by Turkish editions of FHM and Esquire magazines. The last published issue was in December 2013. It was later bought by Emir Ekşioğlu, who used to write for the magazine for a brief period, in January 2016. Ekşioğlu has also assumed the role of Editor in Chief. The magazine is currently being renovated before being published again.

Boxer (disambiguation)

Boxer refers to a boxing competitor. It may also refer to:

Boxer (1984 film)

Boxer is a 1984 Hindi-language feature film directed by Raj N. Sippy, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Sharat Saxena, Danny Denzongpa and Tanuja

Boxer (1995 film)

Boxer is a 1995 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Baiju Kottarakkara, starring Babu Antony and Haritha in the lead roles.

Boxer (2015 film)

Boxer is a 2015 Indian Kannada action film written and directed by Preetham Gubbi and produced by Jayanna - Bhogendra. It stars Dhananjay and Kruthika Jayakumar in the lead roles. The music is composed by V. Harikrishna. The film released on 20 November 2015. The movie is based on the 2011 Korean movie Always/Only You which also went on to be remade in Hindi in 2016 as Do Lafzon Ki Kahani.

Boxer (dog)

The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are fawn or brindled, with or without white markings, and white. Boxers are brachycephalic (they have broad, short skulls), have a square muzzle, mandibular prognathism (an underbite), very strong jaws, and a powerful bite ideal for hanging on to large prey. The Boxer was bred from the Old English Bulldog and the now extinct Bullenbeisser which became extinct by crossbreeding rather than by a decadence of the breed. The purpose of the crossbreeding was the wish to eliminate the excessive white color of the breed, and the necessity of producing thousands of dogs for one of the most popular breeds in the world. The Boxer is part of the Molosser group. This group is a category of solidly built, large dog breeds that all descend from the same common ancestor, the large shepherd dog known as a Molossus. The Boxer is a member of the Working Group.

Boxers were first exhibited in a dog show for St. Bernards in Munich in 1895, the first Boxer club being founded the next year. Based on 2013 American Kennel Club statistics, Boxers held steady as the seventh-most popular breed of dog in the United States for the fourth consecutive year. However, according to the AKC's website, the boxer is now the eighth-most popular dog breed in the United States.

Boxer (armoured fighting vehicle)

The Boxer is a German- Dutch multirole armoured fighting vehicle designed to accomplish a number of operations through the use of installable mission modules. It is produced by the ARTEC GmbH (ARmoured vehicle TEChnology) industrial group, and the programme is being managed by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). ARTEC GmbH is seated in Munich, its parent companies are Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) on the German side, and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Nederland B.V. for the Netherlands. Other names are GTK (Gepanzertes Transport Kraftfahrzeug; armoured transport vehicle) Boxer and MRAV for Multirole Armoured Vehicle.

Boxer (Animal Farm)

Boxer is a strong but ignorant horse in George Orwell's Animal Farm. He is described as the farm's most dedicated and loyal laborer. Boxer serves as an allegory for the Russian working-class who helped to oust Czar Nicholas and establish the Soviet Union, but were eventually betrayed by the Stalinists.

Boxer is also caring and looks out for the other animals; for example, when they are hungry he makes sure that they get food. Boxer has various mottos right through from the beginning of the story that are defining to his personality, such as: "Napoleon is always right." and "I will work harder." : He has been described as "faithful and strong"; he believes any problem can be solved if he works harder.

Boxer is a bit dim-witted and can only remember four letters of the alphabet at a time, but did however see the importance of education and aspired to learn the rest of the alphabet during retirement (which he never saw). Boxer is a loyal supporter of Napoleon; he listens to everything the self-appointed ruler of the farm says and assumes, sometimes with doubt, that everything Napoleon tells the farm animals is true: "Napoleon is always right."

Boxers' strength played a huge part in keeping the Farm together prior to his death: the rest of the animals trusted in it to keep their spirits high during the long and hard laborious winters. Boxer was the only close friend of Benjamin, the cynical donkey.

Boxer fights in the Battle of the Cowshed and the Battle of the Windmill, but is upset when he thinks he has killed a stable boy when, in fact, he had only stunned him. When Boxer defends Snowball's reputation from Squealer's revisionism, the pigs designate him as a target for the Great Purge, but he easily out muscles the dog executioners, sparing them at Napoleon's request. His death shows how far the pigs are willing to go. When he collapses from overwork, the pigs say they have sent him to a veterinarian, when they actually have sent him to the knacker's yard to be slaughtered, in exchange for money to buy a case of whiskey for the pigs.

During Old Major's speech, which inspired the principles of Animalism, a specific reference is made to how Boxer would be turned into glue under Farmer Jones' rule, thus implying that it would not happen to him under Animalism. "You, Boxer, the very day that those great muscles of yours lose their power, Jones will send you to the knacker, he will cut your throat and boil you down for the fox-hounds."

Boxer (Johannes Oerding album)

Boxer is the second studio album by German recording artist Johannes Oerding. It was released by Columbia Records on January 28, 2011 in German-speaking Europe.

Boxer (album)

Boxer is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band The National, released on May 22, 2007 on Beggars Banquet Records. Produced by both Peter Katis and the band itself, the album has sold over 300,000 copies in the U.S. Following its release, the album debuted at #68 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 9,500 copies in its first week.

A documentary film, titled A Skin, A Night, was released the following year. Focusing on the recording process of Boxer, the film was directed by independent filmmaker Vincent Moon, and released in conjunction with a collection of b-sides, demos and live recordings, titled The Virginia EP, on May 20, 2008.

Boxer (band)

Boxer were a rock band formed by keyboardist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall in 1975. They signed to Virgin and three albums followed, Below the Belt (1975), Absolutely (1977) and Bloodletting (1979), which also featured Bobby Tench and Boz Burrell. The band dissolved after Absolutely when Patto became ill.

The band was managed by Nigel Thomas who secured a five album deal over five years with CBS, reputed to have been worth £1.2million and was never fully executed due to Patto's death on 4 March 1979. During a six-year period Boxer also toured the US and Europe.

Usage examples of "boxer".

For the Martial Open was the dream tournament: the one in which boxer met wrestler, karateka met judoka, and kung-fu sifu met aikido sensei, in fights to the finish.

Instead, other doors flew open, including one that disgorged Melvis Cupper, wearing his NTSB Stetson and boxer shorts decorated with longhorn skulls.

Never far behind, out of the WC, bustled Englebrecht the Dwarf Clock Boxer, who had gone ten rounds with the Greenwich Atom before that overrefined chronometer went down to an iffy punch in the eleventh.

Like a boxer going for a cut eye, Akwande made Kismet work his right side.

He charged back with the naked bayonet glinting oilily and evilly in his hand, still screaming cursing, clear across the room where no man tried to stop him, but Maggio moving with his club out into the aisle for clearance and going to meet him, and death suddenly slid into the big room dartingly like a boxer on silent resined feet moving pantherishly in to punch.

In those days champion scullers were owned by syndicates in much the same way as boxers were owned in a later era.

Well, his boxers and sweater were gone, but his Snoopy slippers were still there.

Minoan art in the shape of the steatite vases of Hagia Triada, Boxer, Harvester, and Chieftain.

A boxer of some skill, he was one of the few not of the ton with a ready entrte to those tonnish precincts.

A boxer of some skill, he was one of the few not of the ton with a ready entree to those tonnish precincts.

Now a young girl appeared before him, a girl with golden skin, as beautiful a girl as any that ever was, a kind girl who helped him out of his sticky shirt, his pants, too, an excellent measure considering the mounting stuffiness of these close quarters, soft caramel limbs coaxing him out onto the floor, where, stripped to a tattered pair of black boxer shorts, drums thudding eloquently in liturgical cadence, he embarked on a hunt for the great prey.

The boxers from Barberton prison were known throughout the lowveld and as far as Pietersburg and Pretoria as tough men to take on.

Both were excellent boxers, as you know, and Barricharan was runner-up to Foulkes in the Victor Ludorum in athletics.

Stone Jewel Castle who came running to the headquarters of the Shanking Boxers along toward midnight with word that the Black Abbot had taken Shadak Khan captive and was about to cut off his nose and gouge out his eyes.

I had switched back from a southpaw stance and he was no match for me as a boxer, provided I stayed in the centre of the ring and off the ropes.