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Word: pugilist

Definition: boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing


Sentences Containing 'pugilist'

Both the former and current armories in Jersey City have played an important role in Hudson County and New Jersey's pugilist past, which includes the 1921 Dempsey – Carpentier world heavyweight championship at Boyle's Thirty Acres. The current armory has hosted many bouts, including those with James J. Braddock, Sonny Liston, and Chuck Wepner, aka "Bayonne Bleeder".
For the pugilist, footwork is to be deft and simplistic, allowing the fighter to move in and out of striking range as quickly as possible.
In a number of stories, Volstagg is represented as an excellent overall battlefield warrior and is highly proficient in all Asgardian weapons; an excellent hand-to-hand combatant, swordsman, horseman, and archer, a superb pugilist and a master of the quarterstaff.
Two or three masks strove to knock his moccoletto out of his hand; but Albert, a first rate pugilist, sent them rolling in the street, one after the other, and continued his course towards the church of San Giacomo.
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