American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Without gloves: boxers fighting bare-knuckle.
- adj. Wearing no gloves: an undefeated bare-knuckle champion.
- adj. Slang Of a fiercely implacable character: the bare-knuckle world of commercial real estate.
- adj. characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules
“Personally, I would have liked to see Anthony Michael Hall pull the upset on Judd Nelson, matching up with Emilio Estevez in a bare-knuckle brawl to see who walks away with the prom queen.”
“A bare-knuckle, action-driven series, peppered with social commentary and dark humor, STRANGE GIRL is a story about the bewildering nature of religion, what would happen if the dark future predicted by many came true, and what a good person would endure for not having faith in advance of it.”
“But the bare-knuckle fight I attended was very impressive.”
“NC: You've been known to attend bare-knuckle fights.”
“She rules the roost, sitting pretty after besting "Missy Thang" from the coal company in a secret bare-knuckle negotiation that includes a payday for Boyd Crowder as well, since he got Raylan's folks to sign their rights over to him, not to Black Pike.”
“A bare-knuckle fighter, persecution, poverty, the Spanish Inquisition even.”
“Mat Gleason is known for being a bare-knuckle art critic.”
“No matter what the season brings, few Sundays will match the last two weeks with bare-knuckle wins over old foes and the fresh air of a new coach ....”
“Fight ClubPlot: Office worker Ed Norton is introduced to a cool bare-knuckle club by Brad Pitt.”
“It would be just another bare-knuckle political scrap if it did not have such a direct impact on Martin Johnson's future as England team manager.”
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