Definitions

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  • n. One who fights using the fists.

Etymologies

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fist +‎ fighter

Examples

  • He was an unschooled fistfighter who came to command the respect of New York’s social elite.

    The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles: Book summary

  • A left-handed pitcher has certain advantages on the mound, but so does a left-handed fistfighter, because your opponent instinctively watches your right hand as the area of potential damage.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • A lot of it has to do with the art, but the crazy story is great too, and uses Batman as a detective, a gadgeteer, a fistfighter, and a superhero.

    God bless Steve Niles

  • Significant, I always thought, that he, the great progressive secularist and fistfighter, the most Aryan Jew in Manchester, needed a Yiddish word to express his contempt.

    Kalooki Nights

  • He pointed out that Leukon was representing Ithaka in the boxing and that he was the best fistfighter on the crew.

    Shield of Thunder

  • Beside him was a massively muscled blond sailor named Leukon, who was becoming a fistfighter of some renown.

    Shield of Thunder

  • By the time the Wild Humorist left the Pacific Slope in 1866, the erstwhile literary man was a serious drunk, a barroom fistfighter, a patron of whorehouses, and a hack.

    Mark Twain

  • He was a hothead, an idealist, and a ferocious fistfighter in a beer-glass brawl, but often vulnerable and badly used by those who knew how to take advantage of his basic goodness.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • He wasn't a great fistfighter, he didn't have any kind of rep with a knife, and no one ever saw him with a pistol.

    A Piece of the City

  • Themo stamped up the stairs with two of his guards, a red-haired man and one whose flat nose and scarred cheekbones marked him as a longtime fistfighter.

    Lord of the Isles

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