a cuff or blow with the fist.
fisticuffs, combat with the fists.
to strike or fight with the fists.
- fist·i·cuff·er, noun
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How to use fisticuff in a sentence
Just like Captain America before her, Captain Carter ends up in a one-on-one fight with Batroc where she willingly takes his bait to forego fighting with her shield and settle things with pure fisticuffs, the personal specialty of Batroc the Leaper.Marvel Makes Captain Carter More Powerful Than Steve Rogers & Falcon | email@example.com (Unknown) | October 7, 2021 | TechCrunch
Every battle brings a brand-new Marvel superhero, dubbed The Hunter, into fisticuffs alongside two previously established Marvel superheroes, including members of the Avengers, X-Men, and other ensembles.First Marvel’s Midnight Suns gameplay footage: XCOM with cards looks rad | Sam Machkovech | September 1, 2021 | Ars Technica
The study, COGITATE, pits two prominent theories of consciousness against each other, through an academic fisticuffs that dates back to Newton and Einstein.What’s the Origin of Consciousness? Global Effort Puts Two Top Theories to the Test | Shelly Fan | June 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
There was a children's party, and two boys had a fisticuff over you.The Princess Elopes | Harold MacGrath
If his fairy-godmother had prearranged this fisticuff, she could not have done anything better so far as Killigrew was concerned.The Voice in the Fog | Harold MacGrath
An English traveler came upon two men engaged in a fisticuff fight.Serbia: A Sketch | Helen Leah Reed
The boys had constant fisticuff fights, and the master enjoyed and encouraged them.All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
If the end is something else, a hearty fisticuff may be the means of realizing it.Six Major Prophets | Edwin Emery Slosson