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boxing glove

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for boxing glove
Historical Examples
  • Carpentier, not to be outdone, draws for me a huge fist encased in a boxing glove.

    My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
  • In short, then, what has happened has been the virtual legalization of prizefighting under cover of the boxing glove.

  • The boxing glove is worn on the hand of one party, and on the gory nose of the other party as the game progresses.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • Jimmie opened the bundle and drew forth a boxing glove which he put on immediately and chased Martin out of the room.

British Dictionary definitions for boxing glove

boxing glove

one of a pair of thickly padded mittens worn for boxing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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