bareknuckle

bare•knuck•le

(ˈbɛərˈnʌk əl)

also bare′knuck′led,



adj.
1. (of a prizefight, prizefighter, etc.) without boxing gloves; using the bare fists.
2. without conventional niceties: bareknuckle bargaining.
adv.
3. in a rough-and-tumble manner.
[1920–25]
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