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pugilist

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpugilistpu‧gi‧lis‧t /ˈpjuːdʒɪlɪst/ noun [countable]  old-fashioned formalDSO a boxerpugilism noun [uncountable]pugilistic /ˌpjuːdʒəˈlɪstɪk◂/ adjective
Examples from the Corpus
pugilistHis adversaries include still more cossacks, a border guard or two, a rabbi, and a pugilist.Marjorie puts up her fists like a pugilist, groans and pushes him away.There was a long-standing tradition of professionalism, which centred around jockeys and pugilists for the most part.Each pugilist has three statistics, displayed via a bar system.Each of the three men who were about to become my putative godfathers was a former pugilist.
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