boxer

Someone taking part in a sport in which two people punch each other with big padded gloves is a boxer. If you want to be a boxer, you'll need to build your arm strength and practice fast-moving footwork.

If you spend time training at a boxing gym, sparring in the ring with partners who dance around throwing jabs in your direction, you can call yourself a boxer. If your job involves putting things into cardboard boxes, you're another kind of boxer. A third meaning of this word is a smooth-coated, serious-faced breed of dog that's named for its habit of standing up and "boxing" with its paws when it plays with other dogs.

Definitions of boxer
  1. noun
    someone who fights with his fists for sport
    synonyms: pugilist
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    bantamweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 pounds
    slogger, slugger
    a boxer noted for an ability to deliver hard punches
    featherweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
    flyweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 112 pounds
    heavyweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
    junior featherweight
    weighs no more than 122 pounds
    junior lightweight
    weighs no more than 130 pounds
    junior middleweight
    weighs no more than 154 pounds
    junior welterweight
    weighs no more than 140 pounds
    light flyweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 106 pounds
    light heavyweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 179 pounds
    light middleweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 156 pounds
    lightweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 132 pounds
    light welterweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 140 pounds
    middleweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 165 pounds
    gladiator, prizefighter
    a professional boxer
    puncher
    someone who delivers punches
    sparring mate, sparring partner
    a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight
    palooka, stumblebum
    a second-rate prize fighter
    super heavyweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs more than 201 pounds
    welterweight
    an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds
    featherweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
    heavyweight
    a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
    cruiserweight, light heavyweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds
    lightweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
    middleweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 155 and 160 pounds
    welterweight
    a professional boxer who weighs between 141 and 147 pounds
    type of:
    battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper
    someone who fights (or is fighting)
  2. noun
    a workman employed to pack things into containers
    synonyms: bagger, packer
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    working man, working person, workingman, workman
    an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
  3. noun
    a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany
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    type of:
    working dog
    any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
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