Related to fisticuff: bare-knuckled


of fisticuffs
to fight or strike with the fists


(ˈfɪs tɪˌkʌf)

1. a cuff or blow with the fist.
2. fisticuffs, combat with the fists.
[1595–1605; earlier fisty cuff]
References in classic literature ?
Among other offerings, we were permitted to handle the jewelled belt presented to the pugilist by the State of Nevada, a gold brick from the citizens of Sacramento, and a model of himself in solid silver from the Fisticuff Club in New York.
This was not the sort of thing country boys did when they played at fisticuffs, and Jake was furious.
At this Sancho awoke, and feeling this mass almost on top of him fancied he had the nightmare and began to distribute fisticuffs all round, of which a certain share fell upon Maritornes, who, irritated by the pain and flinging modesty aside, paid back so many in return to Sancho that she woke him up in spite of himself.
A quarrel in the "Indian country", however, is not to be settled with fisticuffs.
Crisparkle had known professors of the Noble Art of fisticuffs, and had attended two or three of their gloved gatherings.
He was much older than the Maypole man, being to all appearance five-and- forty; but was one of those self-possessed, hard-headed, imperturbable fellows, who, if they are ever beaten at fisticuffs, or other kind of warfare, never know it, and go on coolly till they win.
This clearly was not a case for fisticuffs, even apart from the very natural aversion I had to beat that Shadow--this wandering and tormented thing.
Otherwise it's Street Fighter as usual with perhaps co-op 2vs1 fisticuffs, another feature that feels really at home on Switch hardware.
BEGBIE IT WOULD be unwise to think that he had never been exposed to another's blood during fisticuffs or while an inmate in HMP Saughton.
I was shocked by Woolfe's injuries, but in a party where members have called women sluts (ex-MEP Godfrey Bloom), have said we should stop sending aid to "bongo bongo land" (Bloom again) and have suggested Lenny Henry "emigrate to a black country" (council candidate William Henwood), a bit of fisticuffs isn't exactly shocking.
WE all remember the Newcastle fan who fancied some fisticuffs with a horse.
You'll fly around darting between long-range projectiles powers and close-up fisticuffs, but the action becomes so busy as to descend into random button mashing.