from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who fights with the fists; a boxer.

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  • noun archaic A person who engages in fisticuffs; a pugilist.


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  • Muhammad Ali is the fisticuffer of choice for all manner of deep thinkers.

    The Great Black Hope Wills, Garry 1999

  • Club, which is the British shrine of boxing, where I saw a fight for one of the championship belts that Lord Lonsdale is forever bestowing on this or that worshipful fisticuffer.

    Europe Revised 1910

  • Don't mention the word when hit's 'im' eld the life of my Tom in 'is two' ands, and but for they cruel rocks that battered 'is fore'ead would ha' throttled them rascal pushers same as rattan in tarrier's grip; for my man 'olds there was ne'er a fisticuffer like' im in hall the Jackets.

    The Copper Princess A Story of Lake Superior Mines Kirk Munroe 1890


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