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Queensberry rules

[kweenz-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈkwinzˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
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British Dictionary definitions for Queensberry rules

Queensberry rules

/ˈkwiːnzbərɪ; -brɪ/
plural noun
1.
the code of rules followed in modern boxing, requiring the use of padded gloves, rounds of three minutes, and restrictions on the types of blows allowed
2.
(informal) gentlemanly or polite conduct, esp in a dispute
Word Origin
(sense 1) C19: named after the ninth Marquess of Queensberry, who originated the rules in 1869
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Word Origin and History for Queensberry rules

Queensberry Rules

drawn up 1867 by Sir John Sholto Douglas (1844-1900), 8th Marquis of Queensberry, to govern the sport of boxing in Great Britain.

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