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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • adj. characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules

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