bare-knuckle bare-knuckle


  • (adj) characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules



  1. For all his bare-knuckle tactics, Laghmani was seen as the one advocate for Pashtuns inside the internal security services.
  2. While his white opponents stood and slugged in the style of the bare-knuckle era, he weaved the way Muhammad Ali would later do.
  3. His big idea is, well, yes, a fight club--a basement he commandeers where ordinary guys can come and beat the crap out of each other in bare-knuckle, no-holds-barred combat.



  1. "It was such a joy to work with Guy to capture the different tones of the worlds Holmes and Watson navigate, ranging from the halls of Parliament to a bare-knuckle boxing ring to the shadowy crypts beneath a cathedral," comments Zimmer, who was...
    on Dec 10, 2009 By: Hans Zimmer Source: /FILM (blog)

  2. "It's not my world, I was a professional fighter. Would I box him in a boxing ring or a bare-knuckle match? Yeah," Rourke said. "Wrestling? That's his world, that's what this man does."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Mickey Rourke Source: PWMania (blog)

  3. "Our top commander in the region, General John Abizaid, has said he expects the coming weeks to produce 'some of the hardest bare-knuckle politics ever in the Arab world.'," Bush said.
    on Jan 11, 2006 By: President Bush Source: ReliefWeb (press release)

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