- one of a pair of heavily padded leather mittens laced on the palm side of the wrist and hand, worn by boxers in a match or in training for a match.
Origin of boxing glove
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for boxing glove
Glove, gluv, n. a covering for the hand, with a sheath for each finger: a boxing-glove.
Squaring himself forward, he placed a hand like a boxing-glove on either knee and glanced genially up and down the 'bus.
Probably the small sword will always be exasperating to those who cling to the boxing-glove.Americanisms and Briticisms
His boots would have made a London policeman green with envy, and he had a fist like a boxing-glove.From Chart House to Bush Hut
Charles W. L. Bryde
I'd give this hand,' said he, holding up a paw as big as a boxing-glove, 'if he hadn't been killed.The Last Entry
William Clark Russell
- one of a pair of thickly padded mittens worn for boxing
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