Definition of palaestrian in US English:

palaestrian

(also palestrian)

noun

rare
  • A student of the palaestra; a practitioner of wrestling or other athletic exercises.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Linche (fl. 1596–1601), poet and translator. From palaestra + -ian. With use as adjective compare earlier palaestral, palaestric.