To Box. v.n. [from the noun.] To fight with the fist.
The ass very fairly looked on, till they had boxed themselves a-weary, and then left them fairly in the lurch. L'Estrange.
A leopard is like a cat; he boxes with his forefeet, as a cat doth her kitlins. Grew.
The fighting with a man's shadow consists in brandishing two sticks, loaden with plugs of lead; this gives a man all the pleasure of boxing, without the blows. Spectat. № 115.
He hath had six duels, and four and twenty boxingmatches, in defence of his majesty's title. Spectator, № 629.