boxing glove ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.
Squaring himself forward, he placed a hand like a boxing-glove on either knee and glanced genially up and down the ‘bus.
Probably the small sword will always be exasperating to those who cling to the boxing-glove.
His boots would have made a London policeman green with envy, and he had a fist like a boxing-glove.
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.
William Clark Russell
British Dictionary definitions for boxing glove boxing glove noun
- one of a pair of thickly padded mittens worn for boxing