Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose occupation is to pack or put up things in boxes.
  • noun One who fights with his fists; a pugilist.
  • noun A bowler or low-crowned stiff felt hat; a billycock hat.
  • noun [capitalized] A member of a Chinese association known as Yi Ho Ch'uan Hwuy, “The Righteousness, Harmony, and Fists Society,” organized in China in 1900 or earlier, ostensibly for the practice of athletics, but really as a league for the expulsion of foreigners and the uprooting of Christianity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who packs boxes.
  • noun One who boxes; a pugilist.
  • noun A breed of dog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A participant (fighter) in a boxing match.
  • noun A breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a square-jawed muzzle.
  • noun A type of internal combustion engine in which cylinders are arranged in two banks on either side of a single crankshaft.
  • noun The person running a game of two-up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who fights with his fists for sport
  • noun a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
  • noun a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany
  • noun a workman employed to pack things into containers

Etymologies

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  • a dog breed "developed in 1850 in Munich by crossing the Bullenbeisser mastiff and the bulldog." (Simon & Schuster's Guide to Dogs, 1980)

    February 21, 2007