What does the word fracas mean?

Usage examples for fracas

  1. Childers and Ballard, David Arden and his nephew would have been glad to evade the risk of the fracas, which would no doubt have been a dismal scandal. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  2. M. le Comte has been in a fracas to- night, as you perchance may have divined. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle