Marquis of Queensberry rules


Marquis of Queensberry rules
/kweenz"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, Boxing.
a set of basic rules for modern boxing, requiring among the main provisions the use of gloves instead of bare knuckles and the 10-second count for a knockout. Also called Queensberry rules.
[named after Sir John Sholto Douglas (1844-1900), 8th Marquis of Queensberry, who supervised the formulation of these rules in 1867]

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  • marquis of queensberry rules — ˈkwēnz]ˌber]ē b(ə)r], ]i noun plural Usage: usually capitalized M&Q Etymology: from the Marquis of Queensbury rules, a code of rules governing boxing matches, after Sir John Sholto Douglas, 8th Marquis of Queensbury died 1900 English boxing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marquis of Queensberry rules — Kvinsberio markizo taisyklės statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis J. S. Douglaso, markizo iš Kvinsberio (Anglija), sukurtos bokso taisyklės. Įsigaliojo 1892 m. Jose pirmą kartą pateikti svarbūs norminiai bokso kovos reikalavimai:… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 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 — drawn up 1867 by Sir John Sholto Douglas (1844 1900), 8th Marquis of Queensberry, to govern the sport of boxing in Great Britain …   Etymology 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 — 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

  • Marquisof Queensberry rules — Mar·quis of Queensberry rules (märʹkwĭs, mär kēʹ) pl.n. A set of rules in modern boxing calling for the use of gloves, the division of matches into rounds, and the ten second count for a knockout, among other provisions.   [After Queensberry,… …   Universalium

  • Marquis of Queens|ber|ry rules — «KWEENZ BEHR ee, buhr », 1. the standard rules and provisions of modern boxing, sponsored by the Marquis of Queensberry in 1867. 2. any similar set of rules governing a game, contest, or other competition: »We are forced to fight by Marquis of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marquis's aus Queensberry Regeln — Kvinsberio markizo taisyklės statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis J. S. Douglaso, markizo iš Kvinsberio (Anglija), sukurtos bokso taisyklės. Įsigaliojo 1892 m. Jose pirmą kartą pateikti svarbūs norminiai bokso kovos reikalavimai:… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • Queensberry,Eighth Marquis of — Queens·ber·ry (kwēnzʹbĕr ē, bə rē), Eighth Marquis of Title of John Sholto Douglas. 1844 1900. British aristocrat and boxing promoter who formulated the Marquis of Queensbury rules (1867) to govern boxing. * * * …   Universalium