Definition of Jim Corbett

1. Noun. United States heavyweight boxing champion (1866-1933).

Exact synonyms: Corbett, Gentleman Jim, James John Corbett
Generic synonyms: Gladiator, Prizefighter

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Literary usage of Jim Corbett

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1. The Sunny Side of the Street by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1905)
"Jim Corbett and I.—A Startled Audience.—Captain Williams and "Bed" Leary. ... Jim Corbett ..."

2. Marianne Moore: Vision Into Verse by Patricia C. Willis (1987)
"Miss Crane had recently given her a copy of Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett. These extraordinary, true tales of Corbett's expeditions in the high ..."

3. The Tribune Almanac and Political Registerby Horace Greeley by Horace Greeley (1904)
"... 14—Jim Jeffries won from Jim Corbett in ten rounds for the heavyweight championship at San Francisco. Cor- bett's seconds threw up the sponge. ..."

4. Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1907)
"Bight: Tom Johnson, Bathhouse John, Teddy Roosevelt, Jim Corbett, Prexy Harper, and the Honorable Hinkey Dink were present. ..."

5. The American Kennel Club Stud-book by American Kennel Club (1901)
"By Lord Roberts, out of Otto, by Jim Corbett, out of Simm's Tot, by Goode's Meg, out of Green's Bitch; Jim Corbett by Tom C., out of Miss Thora (34027, Vol. ..."

6. The Roosevelt that I Know: Ten Years of Boxing with the President--and Other by Michael Joseph Donovan (1909)
"... THE SCENE WHILE we were in New Orleans Jim Corbett, who was just coming into prominence, was matched to fight Jake Kilrain, who was also in New Orleans, ..."

7. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
""You all remember the sad fate of John L. Sullivan \rbt» he went up against Jim Corbett in 1892. Sullivan for 10 yt»n held the championship of America ..."

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