bare–knuckle

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adjective or adverb bare–knuck·le \-ˈnə-kəl\
variants: or less commonly

bare–knuckled

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bare–knuckles

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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>

1882

First Known Use of bare–knuckle

1882


BARE–KNUCKLE Defined for English Language Learners

bare–knuckle

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

Definition of bare–knuckle for English Language Learners

  • : without boxing gloves

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