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Marquis of Queensberry rules

[kweenz-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
plural noun Boxing.
  1. 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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Origin of Marquis of Queensberry rules

named after the eighth Marquis of Queensberry, who supervised the formulation of these rules in 1867
Also called Queens·ber·ry rules.
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