boxing vs fisticuffs what difference

what is difference between boxing and fisticuffs

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɒksɪŋ/
  • (General American) enPR: bäksʹĭng, IPA(key): /ˈbɑːksɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒksɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: box‧ing

Etymology 1

From box (to punch) +‎ -ing.

Verb

boxing

  1. present participle of box

Noun

boxing (uncountable)

  1. (sports) A sport where two opponents punch each other with gloved fists, the object being to score more points by the end of the match or by knockout, or technical knockout.
Synonyms
  • (sports): fisticuffs, pugilism, sparring
Hyponyms
  • kickboxing
  • shadowboxing
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations
See also
  • boxing on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

  • boxing on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From box +‎ -ing.

Noun

boxing (plural boxings)

  1. Material used for making boxes or casing.
  2. (construction) Casing.
  3. (object-oriented programming) Automatic conversion of value types to objects by wrapping them within a heap-allocated reference type.
Antonyms
  • (programming): unboxing

Hyponyms

  • autoboxing
Translations

Verb

boxing

  1. present participle of box


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈfɪs.tɪ.kʌfs/

Noun

fisticuffs pl (plural only)

  1. plural of fisticuff
  2. (plural only, informal) An impromptu fight with the fists, usually between only two people.
    • 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers, “Virginibus Puerisque,”
      People who share a cell in the Basti[l]le [] if they do not immediately fall to fisticuffs, will find some possible ground of compromise.
    • 1890, Edmondo de Amicis translated by Caroline Tilton, Holland and Its People, Chapter XII
      [] , his head all scarred with the sticks and fisticuffs which he had got in the taverns at Utrecht, []
  3. (plural only, sports, dated) Bare-knuckled boxing, a form of boxing done without boxing gloves or similar padding.
    • 1870, Charles Dicken, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Chapter XVII
      In his college days of athletic exercises, Mr. Crisparkle had known professors of the Noble Art of fisticuffs, []

Synonyms

  • (informal: fight): brawl, fight, fist-fight, punch-up
  • (bare-knuckled boxing): prizefighting

Related terms

  • fist
  • fisticuff
  • fisticuffer

Translations

See also

  • boxing
  • fighting

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