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prizefight

[prahyz-fahyt] /ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a contest between boxers for a prize, a sum of money, etc.; a professional boxing match.
Also, prize fight.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
Related forms
prizefighter, noun
prizefighting, noun
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Examples from the web for prizefight
  • And he dished out some grisly entertainment for those who liked their prizefight stories raw and red.
  • His head and lips were battered and swollen, as if he'd been in a prizefight.
  • Although a prizefight is the pivotal point of interest, this film is more than a pugilistic yarn.
British Dictionary definitions for prizefight

prizefight

/ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a boxing match for a prize or purse, esp one of the fights popular in the 18th and 19th centuries
Derived Forms
prizefighter, noun
prizefighting, noun
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