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Bare-knuckle         
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Bare Knuckle; Bare knuckle; Bare-knuckle (disambiguation)
Bare-knuckle means without gloves, bandages or any other protection for and/or dangerous 'arming' (such as a knuckle-duster) of the knuckles, a larger part or even the whole hand. It refers specifically to:
bare-knuckle         
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Bare Knuckle; Bare knuckle; Bare-knuckle (disambiguation)
(also bare-knuckled)
¦ adjective (of a boxer or boxing match) without gloves.
fisticuffs         
  • [[Tom Molineaux]] (left) vs [[Tom Cribb]] in a re-match for the heavyweight championship of England, 1811.
SUBCLASS OF BOXING
Fistycuffs; Fisticuffs; Fistacuffs; Bareknuckle boxing; Bare knuckle boxing; Fisticuffsmanship; Bareknuckle; Bare-knuckle boxer; Bare-knuckle fighter; Bare-knuckle fighting; Bare-knuckled boxing; Regency boxing
¦ plural noun fighting with the fists.
Origin
C17: prob. from obs. fisty 'relating to the fists or to fist fighting' + cuff2.
Examples of use of Bare-knuckle
1. The spokesman suggested a return to bare–knuckle bouts.
2. "I used to go up for parts as gay bare–knuckle boxers and nasty debt collectors.
3. In the film, disaffected young men fight each other in illegal bare–knuckle bouts.
4. Personally, I look forward to naked, bare–knuckle tiger–punching and Su Doku.
5. He had pledged a "bare knuckle fight" with the Prime Minister over NHS cutbacks.