boxing glove

  1. 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

Words Nearby boxing glove Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use boxing glove in a sentence

  • In my grasp his hand felt like a small boxing glove, but when I glanced at it I saw that it was not unusual.

    The Haunted Pajamas | Francis Perry Elliott
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  1. one of a pair of thickly padded mittens worn for boxing

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