Definition of Brass knucks
1. Noun. A small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand.
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
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Literary usage of Brass knucks
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1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1887)
"575, where the weapon is called " brass knucks," but in this case was made of lead or pewter. " It is called 'brass knucks.' because originally (as is now ..."