bare-knuckle definition by Webster's New World
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- using bare fists rather than boxing gloves: a bare-knuckle prizefight, to fight bare-knuckle
- without refinement, compromise, etc.; rough: a bare-knuckle legal battle
bare-knuckle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Without gloves: boxers fighting bare-knuckle.adjective
- Wearing no gloves: an undefeated bare-knuckle champion.
- Slang Of a fiercely implacable character: the bare-knuckle world of commercial real estate.