Queensberry Rules

Queensberry Rules drawn up 1867 by Sir John Sholto Douglas (1844-1900), 8th Marquis of Queensberry, to govern the sport of boxing in Great Britain.

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

  • Queensberry Rules —    John Sholto Douglas, the eighth Marquis of Queensberry (1844 1900), gave his name to a code of fair play for boxing. The marquis had a longstanding interest in boxing and, according to a quotation from the Duke of Manchester, was said to have… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • 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 —  Not bury. Code of conduct for boxing; formally they are the Marquess of Queensberry Rules …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 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

  • Queensberry rules — noun A code of rules governing professional and amateur boxing, published in 1867 and endorsed by the ninth Marquess of Queensberry …   Wiktionary

  • Queensberry rules — /ˈkwinzbəri rulz/ (say kweenzbuhree roohlz), / bri/ (say bree) plural noun a set of rules followed in modern boxing. {named after the 8th Marquess of Queensberry, 1844–1900, English sportsman} …   Australian English dictionary

  • queensberry rules — n.pl. the standard rules, esp. of boxing. Etymology: the 8th Marquis of Queensberry, Engl. nobleman d. 1900, who supervised the preparation of boxing laws in 1867 …   Useful english dictionary

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