Definition of Sparring partner
1. Noun. A boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sparring Partner
sparring partner (current term)
Literary usage of Sparring partner
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Muhammad Ali & Company by Thomas Hauser (1998)
"Once, Mike refused to use the only sparring partner in Billy Costello's camp because the sparring partner had recently been knocked unconscious. ..."
2. Kings of the Queensberry Realm by W. W. Naughton (1902)
"Let your sparring partner hit you if he ... Big Bob Armstrong, the colored heavyweight, who was Bob's sparring partner at the time, did not consider the new ..."
3. Kings of the Queensberry Realm by W. W. Naughton (1902)
"Let your sparring partner hit you if he can. ... Big Bob Armstrong, the colored heavyweight, who was Bob's sparring partner at the time, did not consider ..."
4. The Leather Pushers by Harry Charles Witwer (1921)
"If I can't handle a sparring partner, I've got no business in the same ring with ... "I'm not going to punish any sparring partner unnecessarily," he says. ..."