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bare–knuckle

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adjective or adverb bare–knuck·le \-ˈnə-kəl\

Simple Definition of bare–knuckle

  • : without boxing gloves

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bare–knuckle

  1. 1 :  not using boxing gloves <champion bare–knuckle prizefighter of England — Dennis Craig> <when men fought bare–knuckle>

  2. 2 :  having a fierce unrelenting character <bare–knuckle politics>

1903

First Known Use of bare–knuckle

1903

Variants of bare–knuckle

also bare–knuckled play \-kəld\ or bare–knuckles play \-kəlz\

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