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boxing

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[ bok-sing ]
/ ˈbɒk sɪŋ /
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noun
the material used to make boxes or casings.
a boxlike enclosure; casing.
an act or instance of putting into or furnishing with a box.
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Origin of boxing

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First recorded in 1510–20; box1 + -ing1

Other definitions for boxing (2 of 2)

boxing2
[ bok-sing ]
/ ˈbɒk sɪŋ /

noun
the act, technique, or profession of fighting with the fists, with or without boxing gloves.

Origin of boxing

2
First recorded in 1705–15; box2 + -ing1
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How to use boxing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for boxing

boxing
/ (ˈbɒksɪŋ) /

noun
  1. the act, art, or profession of fighting with the fists, esp the modern sport practised under Queensberry rules
  2. (as modifier)a boxing enthusiast
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