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

  • adj. Of or relating to boxing or fighting with the fists.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to boxing or fighting with fists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to boxing, or to encounters with the fists; puglistic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or done with the fists; pertaining to boxing; pugilistic: as, fistic exploits; fistic heroes.


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fist +‎ -ic


  • There is nothing "fistic" whatever about France at the present minute.

    The Case for France

  • But with the physically taxing 12-round battle behind him, the multi-talented Pacquiao wasn't thinking so much about his fistic future as the concert that he and his band were on their way to performing.

    Pacquiao Packs Punch to Retain His Title

  • While Pacquiao's fitness isn't completely off the charts in any one category, he has been able to gain weight without sacrificing any of his fistic skills.

    The Fight of the Physical Outlier

  • The first two bouts were fistic classics, and there is every reason to believe that the final installment of this trilogy will prove the same.

    A Fighting Chance Against Pacquiao

  • The fact they have come from the king of fistic chaos, Roger Mayweather, the enigmatic but unreliable uncle of the one of the finest fighters in the business, Floyd Jr, diminishes the potency of the claims but, nonetheless, Khan has handled the media storm with equanimity – and there is plenty of artillery now heading in the opposite direction.

    Amir Khan stays calm as accusations fly before Zab Judah fight

  • A former amateur champion, Stewart quickly detected Tyson's fistic gifts and brought him to the septuagenarian boxing trainer Constantine "Cus" D'Amato.

    Boxing Legend a New Yorker 'Until...I Die'

  • Pugilism is far from the rage in that small country and it was difficult to ferret out a place to continue his fistic studies, but Mr. Foreman finally found an Arab gym near his hometown of Haifa.

    A Bout Filled With Backstories

  • While this bout is compelling enough from a fistic point of view, it begins with serious cuts and bruises.

    A Decent Fight, If You Like Punching

  • Pacquiao is a gastronomical and fistic freak, winning his first world title at 112 pounds and his 7th and most recent at 145 pounds.

    Charley Steiner: Saturday Night's Alright for Fightin'

  • But never mind the records, his performance was absolutely jaw dropping, a fistic work of art.

    Gordon Marino: Pacquiao Lifts Boxing off the Canvas


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