MEANING: adjective, adverb
1. Without using boxing gloves.
2. Rough; unrestrained by rules or scruples.

ETYMOLOGY: From bare, from Old English baer + knuckle, diminutive of Middle Low German knoke (bone). Earliest documented use: 1883.

BAREKNICKLE - overgrowth on the bottom of an Scottish boat

BAREN UNCKLE - my mother's brother is having a problem getting his wife pregnant

BAREK NICKLE - a five-cent coin with the likeness of Former President Obama on the obverse