- pugilist (n.)
- 1789, from Latin pugil "boxer, fist-fighter," related to pugnus "a fist" (see pugnacious) + -ist. Related: Pugilistic (1789); pugilistically. Pugil occasionally turns up in English as "boxer, fist-fighter" (from 1640s), but it has not caught on. Pugil stick (1962) was introduced by U.S. military as a substitute for rifles in bayonet drills.
- 1. At the end of the story, the protagonist emerges as a powerful pugilist.
- 2. Mr Smith, the famous pugilist, is in hard condition.
- 3. A pugilist flushed with life and strength is entering the ring.
- 4. The pugilist blocked his opponent's blows and then put in a sudden right to the jaw.
- 5. He looked a pugilist who a blow to the head and was about to topple.
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