Definition of standing count in English:

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standing count

(also standing eight count)

noun

Boxing
A count of eight taken on a boxer who has not been knocked down but who appears temporarily unfit to continue fighting.
Example sentences
  • After taking the standing eight count, he was deposited on his backside by a right hook which turned his jaw around.
  • The challenger did well to rise quickly but took a full standing count of eight from the referee.
  • She took three standing eight counts in the first round.

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Syllabification: stand·ing count

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