from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports One who fights with the fists as a sport.
  • n. Boxer shorts.
  • n. One that packs items in boxes.
  • n. A medium-sized, short-haired dog of a breed developed in Germany, having a brownish coat and a short, square-jawed muzzle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose occupation is to pack or put up things in boxes.
  • n. One who fights with his fists; a pugilist.
  • n. [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.
  • n. A bowler or low-crowned stiff felt hat; a billycock hat.

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

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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German, from English boxer1 (from its pugnacious nature).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to box + -er



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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