a fight using bare fists.

1595–1605; fist1 + fight Unabridged
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Example sentences
It started as a fistfight, but evolved into a gunfight.
It's not really appropriate to shout at someone, throw things, or get in a fistfight out of anger.
The defendant had such a motive for being on the short end of a fistfight before the fire.
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