Definition of Knuckles

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

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



Definition of Knuckles

1. Proper noun. (archaic) A nickname for a man employed for his fistfighting skill. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of knuckle) ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of knuckle#Verb knuckle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Knuckles

1. knuckle [v] - See also: knuckle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knuckles

knucklecurve
knucklecurves
knuckled
knuckled down
knuckledragger
knuckledraggers
knuckleduster
knuckledusters
knucklehead
knuckleheaded
knuckleheadedness
knuckleheads
knucklelike
knuckler
knucklers
knuckles (current term)
knuckles down
knucklier
knuckliest
knuckling
knuckling down
knuckly
knucks
knuff
knuffs
knur
knurl
knurled
knurlier
knurliest

Literary usage of Knuckles

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1. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1898)
"62 HUET, PJ Appellant was convicted of carrying brasa knuckles. The information alleges that the appellant carried "brass knuckles. ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"KNUCKS-knuckles. The words "knucks" and "knuckles" mean the same thing, so that a bail bond is not insufficient because it recites that defendant Is charged ..."

3. Moral tales for young people by Maria Edgeworth (1806)
"with his knuckles upon the little boy's head. " As to my les"son," said the boy, putting aside his head from the insulting knuckles, " I had rather try and ..."

4. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"... the form -mba giving the pressing idea of the knuckles in the plate ; it seems to mean only to scrape with the knuckles thus ..."

5. Motor Vehicle Engineering: The Chassis by Ethelbert Favary (1922)
"The knuckle arms are keyed to the knuckles and have a tapered fit. In order to check the material of important structures after they are heat treated, ..."

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