Definition of standing count in English:

standing count

Line breaks: stand|ing 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.
More 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.

Definition of standing count in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day dinkum
Pronunciation: ˈdiNGkəm
adjective
(of an article or person) genuine