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or prize fight

[prahyz-fahyt] /ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt/
a contest between boxers for a prize, a sum of money, etc.; a professional boxing match.
Origin of prizefight
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prizefighter, noun
prizefighting, noun Unabridged
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  • The prizefighter glanced warily around, then lowered his voice.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • Father not going to raise you up to be a prizefighter, is he?

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • A prizefighter or waterman used to commence his training with a liberal dose of physic.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • The promptest of us cannot always come to time, like a prizefighter.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • The prizefighter was no sooner in the saddle than it developed that the animal had not been half broken.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • But time was up: the woman of the world must go on like the prizefighter.

  • In his haste to reach Los Robles before Yeager the prizefighter had ruined the horse he rode.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • Then he was a sparring partner, I think they call it, for a prizefighter.

    The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The prizefighter swung over, face down,145 rose to his hands and knees by sheer strength, then reached for his neck grip again.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for prizefighter


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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