Definition of Knuckle duster

1. Noun. A small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand.

Exact synonyms: Brass Knuckles, Brass Knucks, Knuckles, Knucks
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Knuckle duster

1. Noun. (British) A weapon made of metal worn around the knuckles that strengthens the impact of a punch; brass knuckles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knuckle Duster

knubbling
knubbly
knubby
knubs
knuckers
knuckle
knuckle-dragger
knuckle-dragging
knuckle-duster
knuckle-dusters
knuckle-walking
knuckle down
knuckle dragger
knuckle draggers
knuckle duster (current term)
knuckle dusters
knuckle joint
knuckle pads
knuckle sandwich
knuckle sign
knuckle under
knuckleball
knuckleballed
knuckleballer
knuckleballers
knuckleballing
knucklebone
knucklebones

Literary usage of Knuckle duster

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1. The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"Knuckle-duster, an iron or brass instrument which covers the knuckles so as to protect them ... Sometimes a KNUCKLE-DUSTER has knobs or points projecting, ..."

2. The Races of Man: An Outline of Anthropology and Ethnography by Joseph Deniker (1900)
"However, implements recalling at first sight the "knuckle-duster," but which differ from it by their amygdaloidal form and their straight edges ..."

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