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boxer

[bok-ser] /ˈbɒk sər/
noun
1.
a person who fights as a sport, usually with gloved fists, according to set rules; prize-fighter; pugilist.
2.
one of a German breed of medium-sized, stocky, short-haired, pug-faced dogs having a brindled or tan coat with white markings.
3.
a person or thing that packs items into boxes.
4.
boxers, boxer shorts.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; box2 + -er1

Boxer

[bok-ser] /ˈbɒk sər/
noun
1.
a member of a Chinese secret society that carried on an unsuccessful uprising, 1898–1900 (Boxer Rebellion) principally against foreigners, culminating in a siege of foreign legations in Peking that was put down by an international expeditionary force.
Origin
translation of Chinese yìhé juǎn Righteous Harmony Fist, name of the militant policy of the yìhé tuán Righteous Harmony Group
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Examples from the web for boxer
  • There are three main horse characters clover & boxer and mollie the mare.
  • He is a dedicated friend to boxer and is sorely upset when boxer is taken away.
  • Note that a boxer is not necessarily limited to being described by one of these terms.
  • For a boxer to be effective using this style, he must be well rounded.
  • If a boxer is standing still, his opponent has a better chance of hitting him.
  • The ultimate boxer understanding the sport and skills of boxing.
British Dictionary definitions for boxer

boxer

/ˈbɒksə/
noun
1.
a person who boxes, either professionally or as a hobby; pugilist
2.
a medium-sized smooth-haired breed of dog with a short nose and a docked tail

Boxer

/ˈbɒksə/
noun
1.
  1. a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
  2. (as modifier): the Boxer Rebellion
Word Origin
C18: rough translation of Chinese I Ho Ch'üan, literally: virtuous harmonious fist, altered from I Ho T'uan virtuous harmonious society
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Word Origin and History for boxer
n.

"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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boxer in Technology

1. A visual language by Hal Abelson and Andy diSessa of Berkeley which claims to be the successor to Logo. Boxes are used to represent scope.
2. A text editor for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.
(http://boxersoftware.com/users/dhamel).
(2001-04-30)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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