What does the word tussle mean?

Usage examples for tussle

  1. There was a lively tussle, but he gained his case; immediately after which he made, in another quarter, a donation of the contested sum. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  2. If it had come to a hand- to- hand tussle, he could have broken the slim young Italian in two. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux