Queensberry rules

/ (ˈkwiːnzbərɪ, -brɪ) /

pl n

the code of rules followed in modern boxing, requiring the use of padded gloves, rounds of three minutes, and restrictions on the types of blows allowed
informal gentlemanly or polite conduct, esp in a dispute

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Word Origin for Queensberry rules

(sense 1) C19: named after the ninth Marquess of Queensberry, who originated the rules in 1869
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