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Definition of "boxing-match" [boxing-match]

  • A contest at boxing; a pugilistic encounter; a prize-fight. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "boxing-match" in a sentence
  • "Rogers, Esquires; and a boxing-match, in which the athletic author of “Pelham” was pitched against the hardy mountain bard, Wordsworth."
  • "London coaches — a stage in and out — and might be seen swaggering through the courts in pink of early mornings, and indulged in dice and blind-hookey at nights, and never missed a race or a boxing-match; and rode flat-races, and kept bull-terriers."
  • "A boxing-match came off, but neither of the men were very game or severely punished, so that Mr. Warrington and the rest of the spectators had but little pleasure out of that encounter."