spar ring mate

sparring partner

noun
a boxer who spars with and otherwise serves to train a boxer who is preparing for a bout.
Also called sparring mate.


Origin:
1905–10

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sparring partner (ˈspɑːrɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a person who practises with a boxer during training
2.  a person with whom one has friendly arguments

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