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PU'GILIST, n. A boxer; one who fights with his fists.
1: someone who fights with his fists for sport [syn: boxer, pugilist]
noun Date: 1790 fighter; especially a professional boxer
n. a boxer, esp. a professional. Derivatives: pugilism n. pugilistic adj. Etymology: L pugil boxer
Pugilist Pu"gil*ist, n. [L. pugil.] One who fights with his fists; esp., a professional prize fighter; a boxer.
(pugilists) A pugilist is a boxer. (OLD-FASHIONED) N-COUNT
A close-fisted party who is often roped in but never gives up till he's out.
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