(of a prizefight, prizefighter, etc.) without boxing gloves; using the bare fists.
without conventional niceties; rough-and-tumble.
without boxing gloves.
in a rough-and-tumble manner.
After the bare-knuckle brawl Ben Quayle has faced, however, his brother may think twice about following his lead.
Ready for Another Quayle? Benjamin Sarlin August 12, 2010
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, my third book, changed my life and put me on bare-knuckle terms with my abilities.
The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece John le Carré November 7, 2014
How could it be that this word, and not “what” or “why,” has caused a bare-knuckle brawl at such a stratospheric social level?
How One Lawsuit Shows What’s Wrong With America James Poulos October 19, 2014
without boxing gloves: a bare-knuckle fight
aggressive and without reservations: a bare-knuckle confrontation
Arturo [ahr-too r-oh;; Spanish ahr-too-raw] /ɑrˈtʊər oʊ;; Spanish ɑrˈtu rɔ/ (Show IPA), 1897–1957, Spanish author, critic, lecturer, and broadcaster: in England after 1939.
- Bareback rider
bareback rider noun phrase A man who does the sex act without using a condom (1950s+) Historical Examples We sat in our saddles, I like Baucher, you like a bareback rider at the Hippodrome. The Flower Girl of The Chteau d’Eau, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVI) Charles Paul de Kock He wriggled […]
the irreducible minimum; the most essential components: Reduce this report to its bare bones. There is nothing left of the town but the bare bones—a couple of stores, a church, and a few houses. Contemporary Examples From that meeting, they generate a barebones, two-page outline. This Is How an Episode of Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ […]
without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls. open to view; unconcealed; undisguised: his bare dislike of neckties. unadorned; bald; plain: the bare facts. (of cloth) napless or threadbare. scarcely or just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities of life. Obsolete. with the head uncovered; bareheaded. to open […]