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Definition of "boxing" []

  • Material used for boxes. (noun)
  • A boxlike covering or enclosure. (noun)
  • The act of enclosing in a box. (noun)
  • The act, activity, or sport of fighting with the fists, especially according to rules requiring the use of boxing gloves and limiting legal blows to those striking above the waist and on the front or sides of the opponent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boxing" in a sentence
  • "BOX NYC will be holding a "massive social boxing event" tomorrow night which apparently entails poker, models, and, you guessed it smart guys, boxing**, all broadcast on ESPN2 (so let's just get this out there now-only the camera ready should read on)."
  • "My interest in boxing is mainly historical --- I like to read books like Tosches ', but I've never followed the game in real time."
  • "I began to search my dictionary for the translation to pelea, which is what we called a boxing match in Cuba."