The activity of fighting with the fists.(noun-plural)
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Use "fisticuffs" in a sentence
"Though Holmes was known to engage in fisticuffs from time to time, it is still odd and jarring that those occasional episodes, at least in the trailers I have seen, have been made the focus of the film."
"Therefore, I'm positive that if we ever engaged in fisticuffs, I would beat that fucking dwarf like a rented mule."
"Jack is all: talk to the hand, and they're driven to very bloody fisticuffs, which is only broken up by Juliet, who announces that she has changed her mind, as is a woman's prerogative: She thinks Jack is right."