Definition of Boxer

1. Noun. Someone who fights with his fists for sport.

2. Noun. A workman employed to pack things into containers.
Exact synonyms: Bagger, Packer
Generic synonyms: Working Man, Working Person, Workingman, Workman
Derivative terms: Bag, Box, Pack

3. Noun. A member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China.
Generic synonyms: Chinese

4. Noun. A breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany.
Generic synonyms: Working Dog

Definition of Boxer

1. n. One who packs boxes.

2. n. One who boxes; a pugilist.

3. n. A member of a powerful Chinese organization which committed numerous outrages on Europeans and Christian converts in the uprising against foreigners in 1900. Various names, as "League of United Patriots" and "Great Knife [or Sword] Society," have been given as the Chinese name of the organization; why the members were called Boxers is uncertain.

Definition of Boxer

1. Proper noun. A Chinese anti-imperial and anti-foreigner rebel of the early 1900s. ¹

2. Noun. A participant (fighter) in a boxing match. ¹

3. Noun. A breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a square-jawed muzzle. ¹

4. Noun. A type of internal combustion engine in which cylinders are arranged in two banks on either side of a single crankshaft. ¹

5. Noun. The person running a game of two-up. ¹

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Definition of Boxer

1. one that packs boxes [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boxer

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boxcar functions
boxed in
boxed in(p)
boxed set
boxer (current term)
boxer's ear
boxer's fracture
boxer briefs
boxer shorts

Literary usage of Boxer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"CHAPTER IV boxer wedding—Special god of the boxers—boxer altars— Incriminating documents in the Viceroy's yamen—Sacred edict issued by the Lord of Wealth ..."

2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1895)
"She proved to be the English brig boxer, Captain Samuel Blythe, carrying fourteen guns and sixty-six men. She was therefore no match for the Enterprise, ..."

3. Americans in Eastern Asia: A Critical Study of the Policy of the United by Tyler Dennett (1922)
"THE boxer INSURRECTION The disturbances in China which culminated in the boxer affair had been approaching for many years. For three quarters of a century ..."

4. Estuary and Coastal Habitat Conservation: Congressional Hearing edited by John H. Chafee (2001)
"Senator boxer. Well, that's very kind. That's why I'm going to miss you so much. ... [The prepared statement of Senator boxer follows:] STATEMENT OF HON. ..."

5. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Another action which resulted very differently was that between the American lo-gun schooner, Enterprise, and the British 14-gun brig, boxer. ..."

6. Europe Since 1815 by Charles Downer Hazen (1910)
"The "boxer" movement. Rescue of the Legations. ... The international army suppressed the boxer movement after a short campaign, forced the Chinese to pay a ..."

7. Collections of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical Society (1890)
"LETTER ACCOMPANYING THE GIFT OF A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BRIG "boxer. ... After the action with the " boxer " she was employed as a guard ship at Charleston, ..."

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