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boxer (n.)

"fist-fighter, pugilist," late 15c., agent noun from box (v.2). The breed of dog (1934), is from German Boxer (the breed originated in Germany), itself taken from English boxer "fighter;" the dog so called for its pugnaciousness. Boxer shorts (1943) so called from their resemblance to the attire worn in the ring.

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Definitions of boxer
1
boxer (n.)
someone who fights with his fists for sport;
Synonyms: pugilist
boxer (n.)
a workman employed to pack things into containers;
Synonyms: packer / bagger
boxer (n.)
a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany;
2
Boxer (n.)
a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China;
From wordnet.princeton.edu