from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The first weekday after Christmas, celebrated as a holiday in parts of the British Commonwealth, when Christmas gifts are traditionally given to service workers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The day after Christmas; the 26th of December.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The first week day after Christmas, a legal holiday on which Christmas boxes are given to postmen, errand boys, employees, etc. The night of this day is boxing night.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, the first week-day after Christmas, when Christmas boxes or presents are given to one's employees, to postmen, etc.
- n. In the Scottish law-courts, same as box-day.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. first weekday after Christmas
I am pleased to pass on some welcome news about a South Australian man who had been believed missing in the aftermath of the Boxing Day Tsunamis.
Efforts by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to locate and identify the body of every Australian victim of the Boxing Day Tsunami disaster have ended following a final positive identification, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, and the Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison, announced today.
Boxing Day made her, if anything, more tight-lipped than usual, for on that day the Minivers were in the habit of eating a "June dinner" as a respite from Christmas food: a practice which Mrs. Adie looked upon as unnatural and faintly sacrilegious.
Tragedies such as those caused by the Boxing Day tsunami,