Definition of standing count noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

standing count

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
(also standing eight count)
 
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(in boxing) a situation in which the referee temporarily stops the match and counts to eight because one of the boxers does not seem able to continue fighting for a moment but has not been knocked down
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: standing count