Marquess of Queensberry rules

Marquess of Queensberry rules
Marquess of Queensberry rules
n.
[after 8th Marquess of Queensberry (1844-1900), who supervised their formulation ( c. 1867)]
the basic rules of modern boxing, providing for the use of gloves, the division of a match into rounds, etc.

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  • Marquess of Queensberry rules — n. 〚after 8th Marquess of Queensberry (1844 1900), who supervised their formulation ( c. 1867)〛 the basic rules of modern boxing, providing for the use of gloves, the division of a match into rounds, etc. * * * ▪ boxing       code of rules that… …   Universalium

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  • Queensberry rules — [kwēnz′ber΄ē, kwēnz′bər ē] n. see MARQUESS OF QUEENSBERRY RULES …   English World dictionary

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  • Queensberry Rules — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the standard rules of boxing. ORIGIN named after the 8th Marquess of Queensberry, who supervised the preparation of the rules in 1867 …   English terms dictionary

  • Queensberry rules — /kweenz ber ee, beuh ree/. See Marquis of Queensberry rules. * * * Code of boxing rules. It was written by John Graham Chambers (1843–1883) and published in 1867 under the sponsorship of John Sholto Douglas, marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900),… …   Universalium

  • Queensberry rules — Queens|ber|ry rules, the the rules of fair fighting in the sport of ↑boxing, which were established in 1867 by a British lord, the Marquess of Queensberry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Queensberry Rules — [ kwi:nzb(ə)ri] plural noun the standard rules of boxing. Origin C19: named after the 9th Marquess of Queensberry, who supervised the preparation of the rules …   English new terms dictionary

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