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bare–knuckle

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

: without boxing gloves

Full Definition of BARE-KNUCKLE

1
:  not using boxing gloves <champion bare–knuckle prizefighter of England — Dennis Craig> <when men fought bare–knuckle>
2
:  having a fierce unrelenting character <bare–knuckle politics>

Variants of BARE-KNUCKLE

bare–knuck·le also bare–knuck·led \-kəld\ or bare–knuck·les \-kəlz\

First Known Use of BARE-KNUCKLE

1903

Rhymes with BARE-KNUCKLE

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