boxing glove

boxing glove
box′ing glove`
spo one of a pair of heavily padded leather mittens worn by boxers
Etymology: 1870–75

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Boxing glove — Glove Glove (gl[u^]v), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl[=o]f; akin to Icel. gl[=o]fi, cf. Goth. l[=o]fa palm of the hand, Icel. l[=o]fi.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boxing glove — Boxing Box ing, n. The act of fighting with the fist; a combat with the fist; sparring; pugilism. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] {Boxing glove}, a large padded mitten or glove used in sparring for exercise or amusement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boxing glove — n. either of a pair of padded mittens worn by a boxer …   English World dictionary

  • boxing glove — boxing gloves N COUNT Boxing gloves are big padded gloves worn for boxing …   English dictionary

  • boxing glove — boxing mitt, padded leather mittens used in the sport of boxing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boxing glove — noun boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing • Syn: ↑glove • Topics: ↑boxing, ↑pugilism, ↑fisticuffs • Hypernyms: ↑boxing equipment …   Useful english dictionary

  • boxing glove — noun Date: circa 1841 one of a pair of leather mittens heavily padded on the back and worn in boxing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boxing glove — noun A padded mitten, designed to protect the hand while punching, and worn in boxing …   Wiktionary

  • boxing glove — noun a heavily padded mitten worn in boxing …   English new terms dictionary

  • boxing glove — /ˈbɒksɪŋ glʌv/ (say boksing gluv) noun a padded mitten worn in boxing …  

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