Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A berserker, or Norse warrior who fought without armour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Berserker, or Norse warrior who fought without armor, or shirt of mail. Hence, adverbially: Without shirt of mail or armor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a shirt only; without armor.
  • n. A berserk or berserker.

Etymologies

bare +‎ sark (in sense of shirt). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the front of the Aenir line the giant Orsa felt the baresark rage upon him.

    The Hawk Eternal

  • 'It was your advice, was it not, to make my brother baresark?'

    The Hawk Eternal

  • He fought them, learning how to go baresark at a certain point in a fight, bursting into tears of anger, reaching for rocks, uttering wailed threats of murder and attempting to fulfil them.

    The Magnificent Ambersons; illustrated by Arthur William Brown

  • Flopit was baresark from the first, and the mystery is where he learned the dog-cursing that he did.

    Seventeen

  • Coincidentally, Marjorie, quite baresark, laid hands upon the largest stick within reach and fell upon Penrod with blind fury.

    Penrod

  • It was individualism baresark, amok, crazily frantic.

    The Fortunate Youth

  • In the bright water into which he stared, the pictures changed and were repeated: the baresark rage of Goddedaal; the blood-red light of the sunset into which they had run forth; the face of the babbling Chinaman as they cast him over; the face of the captain, seen a moment since, as he awoke from drunkenness into remorse.

    The Wrecker

  • There was no thought of battle in the Currency Lasses; none drew his weapon; all huddled helplessly from before the face of the baresark Scandinavian.

    The Wrecker

  • I had to reconcile in him all kinds of opposites -- the lusty brute and the sentimental lover; the physical coward and the baresark hero; the man with hell in his soul and the debonair gentleman.

    The Red Planet

  • "I will go on holmgang with thee, byrnie-clad or baresark, [*] and fight thee with axe or sword, or I will wrestle with thee, and Whitefire yonder shall be the winner's prize."

    Eric Brighteyes

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