HyperDic: pugilism

English > 1 sense of the word pugilism:
NOUNactpugilism, boxing, fisticuffsfighting with the fists
pugilism > pronunciation
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > pugilism: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaningfighting with the fists.
Synonymsboxing, fisticuffs
Category ofbelow the beltdisregarding the rules (from the notion of an illegal low blow in boxing)
boxing equipmentequipment used in boxing
boxing glove, gloveboxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters
boxing ring, prize ringA square ring where boxers fight
clinch(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
count outdeclare the loser
cutMove (one's fist)
decision(boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred
hookhit with a hook
mouthpiece, gumshield(especially boxing) equipment that protects an athlete's mouth
punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(boxing) a blow with the fist
sidestepA step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
take the count, remain downBe counted out
NarrowerfightA boxing or wrestling match
in-fightingboxing at close quarters
professional boxingboxing for money
rope-a-dopeA boxing tactic
spar, sparringmaking the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms
Broadercontact sportA sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
Spanishboxeo, pugilismo, puñetazos
Catalanboxa, pugilisme
Adjectivespugilisticof or relating to pugilism or pugilists
Nounspugilistsomeone who fights with his fists for sport

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