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adv. & adj.
With no covering on the hands: barehanded boxing.

bare′hand′ed·ness n.


adv, adj
1. without weapons, tools, etc
2. with hands uncovered


(ˈbɛərˈhæn dɪd)

adj., adv.
1. with hands uncovered.
2. without the necessary tools, weapons, or other means.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barehanded - with bare handsbarehanded - with bare hands; "fought barehanded"
unarmed - (used of persons or the military) not having or using arms; "went alone and unarmed"; "unarmed peasants were shot down"; "unarmed vehicles"
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That meant the boys would bait with selected offal of the cod as the fish were cleaned - an improvement on paddling barehanded in the little bait-barrels below.
Where was that brave martial arts expert who threw himself at the terrorists, what of the Millwall supporter who took them on barehanded, he did not know that their suicide vests were phony.
A JOURNALIST who took on the terrorists barehanded was stabbed in the throat.
Although it may be hard for some to believe, I always stacked hay barehanded.
Berman has covered stories ranging from the milestone 2008 Presidential election to the war in Iraq, from the steroids scandal in American sports to the best way to catch catfish barehanded.
Leake even showed off at the plate with a double in the sixth, and made a nice barehanded play to throw out a runner at first in the seventh.
Yang, Jwing-Ming has won over three dozen awards for barehanded and weapon forms international and national competitions, and taught martial art seminars worldwide.
The order was issued following a terror attack Thursday in which Israeli-American First Sergeant Tuvia Yanai Weissman was murdered when he tried to stop a terror attack barehanded.
You can use it barehanded like you normally do in photo shoots.
For example, I now know that if one grabs two ceramic coffee mugs right out of the dishwasher barehanded, one runs the painful and powerful risk of incinerating fingertips--and building quite a bit more character than was bargained for.
However, if you always train barehanded and now are evaluated after adding a pair of gloves, you will be a little slower.
As well as the weaponry, we're also more than capable of a bit of barehanded rough and tumble.