bare-knuckled
adjective or adverb see bare-knuckle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bare-knuckled — bare knuckle UK / US or bare knuckled UK [ˌbeə(r) ˈnʌk(ə)ld] / US [ˌber ˈnʌk(ə)ld] adjective [only before noun] fighting or fought without boxing gloves …   English dictionary

  • bare-knuckled — adjective characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules a rough and tumble fight rough and tumble politics undisguised bare knuckle capitalism • Syn: ↑rough and tumble, ↑bare knuckle • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — [ber′nuk΄əl] adj., adv. 1. using bare fists rather than boxing gloves [a bare knuckle prizefight, to fight bare knuckle] 2. without refinement, compromise, etc.; rough [a bare knuckle legal battle]: Also …   Universalium

  • bare-knuckle — [ber′nuk΄əl] adj., adv. 1. using bare fists rather than boxing gloves [a bare knuckle prizefight, to fight bare knuckle] 2. without refinement, compromise, etc.; rough [a bare knuckle legal battle]: Also bare knuckled or bare knuckles or occas.… …   English World dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — UK / US or bare knuckled UK [ˌbeə(r) ˈnʌk(ə)ld] / US [ˌber ˈnʌk(ə)ld] adjective [only before noun] fighting or fought without boxing gloves …   English dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — adjective characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules a rough and tumble fight rough and tumble politics undisguised bare knuckle capitalism • Syn: ↑rough and tumble, ↑bare knuckled • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — also bare knuckled or bare knuckles adjective or adverb Date: 1903 1. not using boxing gloves < champion bare knuckle prizefighter of England Dennis Craig > < when men fought bare knuckle > 2. having a fierce unrelenting character …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bare-knuckle — (also bare knuckled) adjective (of a boxer or boxing match) without gloves …   English new terms dictionary

  • John L. Sullivan — John Lawrence Sullivan (October 15 1858 ndash; February 2 1918) was recognized as the first heavyweight champion of gloved boxing from February 7 1882 to 1892, and is generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare knuckle boxing… …   Wikipedia

  • List of sports idioms — The following is a list of phrases derived from sports which have become idioms (slang or otherwise) in English. They have evolved a usage and meaning independent of sports and are often used by those with little knowledge of these games. The… …   Wikipedia

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