What does the word scuffle mean?

Usage examples for scuffle

  1. There was a swift scuffle, very soft of movement. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  2. There was a parting scuffle. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. For a little Dunn waited, crouching above him and listening for the least sound to show that their brief scuffle had been heard. – The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon