Marquis of Queensberry rules

[ kweenz-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈkwinzˌbɛr i, -bə ri /

plural noun Boxing.

a set of basic rules for modern boxing, requiring among the main provisions the use of gloves instead of bare knuckles and the 10-second count for a knockout.

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Also called Queens·ber·ry rules .

Origin of Marquis of Queensberry rules

named after the eighth Marquis of Queensberry, who supervised the formulation of these rules in 1867

Words nearby Marquis of Queensberry rules

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