Box·er / ˈbäksər/ •
n. a member of a fiercely nationalistic Chinese secret society that flourished in the 19th century. In 1899 the society led a Chinese uprising (the Boxer Rebellion) against Western domination that was eventually crushed by a combined European force, aided by Japan and the U.S.
box·er / ˈbäksər/ •
n. 1. a person who takes part in boxing, esp. as a sport. 2. a medium-sized dog of a breed with a smooth brown coat and puglike face.
Smooth-haired working dog
bred originally in Germany
. It has a broad head with a deep, short, square muzzle, and its deep-chested body is set on strong, medium-length legs. The tail is commonly docked, and its coat is generally red or brown, with black and white markings. Height: to 61cm (24in) at the shoulder.
a member of a fiercely nationalistic Chinese secret society which flourished in the 19th century. In 1899 the society led a Chinese uprising against Western domination which was eventually crushed by a combined European force, aided by Japan
and the US. The name translates Chinese yì hé quán
, literally ‘righteous harmony fists’.
in Orwell's Animal Farm
(1945), the name of the carthorse who is a type of simple and hardworking loyalty (his credo is ‘I must work harder’), but who is rewarded by being sent to the knacker's when no longer physically able to work.