Definition of Sparring partner

1. Noun. A boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight.

Exact synonyms: Sparring Mate
Generic synonyms: Boxer, Pugilist



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sparring Partner

sparling
sparlings
sparoid
sparoids
sparra
sparre
sparred
sparrer
sparrers
sparres
sparrier
sparriest
sparring
sparring match
sparring mate
sparring partner (current term)
sparrings
sparrow
sparrow dominoes
sparrow hawk
sparrow hawks
sparrow limit
sparrowhawk

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. ..."

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