Definition of boxing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒksɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːksɪŋ//
[uncountable] Combat sports
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a sport in which two people fight each other with their hands, while wearing very large thick gloves (called boxing gloves) a boxing champion/match heavyweight boxing See related entries: Combat sportsExtra examples He does boxing in his spare time. He is highly respected in boxing circles. The two candidates engaged in shadow-boxing before the election. Unlicensed boxing can be very dangerous. the most respected coach in world boxing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: boxing