boxing glove

boxing glove

boxing glove ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. one of a pair of heavily padded leather mittens laced on the palm side of the wrist and hand, worn by boxers in a match or in training for a match.

Origin of boxing glove First recorded in 1870–75 Examples from the Web for boxing glove Historical Examples of boxing glove

  • Glove, gluv, n. a covering for the hand, with a sheath for each finger: a boxing-glove.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • Squaring himself forward, he placed a hand like a boxing-glove on either knee and glanced genially up and down the ‘bus.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, June 14, 1916


  • Probably the small sword will always be exasperating to those who cling to the boxing-glove.

    Americanisms and Briticisms

    Brander Matthews

  • His boots would have made a London policeman green with envy, and he had a fist like a boxing-glove.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut

    Charles W. L. Bryde

  • I’d give this hand,’ said he, holding up a paw as big as a boxing-glove, ‘if he hadn’t been killed.

    The Last Entry

    William Clark Russell

  • British Dictionary definitions for boxing glove boxing glove noun

    1. one of a pair of thickly padded mittens worn for boxing

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