providing a boat only, exclusive of crew, stores, fuel, and the like:
a bareboat charter.
- Bare bones
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 Inmates eat their two daily meals and shower in bare bones, but air-cooled, indoor facilities. The Immigrant Prison Nightmare […]
lean or spare, as a person. emaciated; gaunt: bareboned victims of a terrible famine.
- Bare down
to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. to bring forth (young); give birth to: to bear a child. to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit. to hold up under; be […]
with the face uncovered. shameless; impudent; audacious: a barefaced lie. without concealment or disguise; boldly open: a barefaced approach. Contemporary Examples He took the barefaced girl under his wing, taught her new tricks—and then exploited her trust in him. Aurora Snow Reviews ‘Lovelace’ Aurora Snow August 8, 2013 Historical Examples Miss Ophelia was so indignant […]