Definition of 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 Knucks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. 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 ..."
2. The Outdoor Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1900)
"... —knucks, the Long Ring, and Patterson—The Scientific Bull Ring—Duck in a Hole, Fat. MAKE a ring that will measure a foot and a half or two feet across ..."
3. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1887)
"Held, that "brass knucks" was used as the name of a weapon, and it made no ... 290, where a pair of " brass knucks" was considered to be a dangerous weapon. ..."
4. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1903)
"But it consists of what are called "knucks'' on each end of the car, which open and shut, something like a man's hand; and, to effect the coupling, ..."
5. Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg (1918)
"I slipped my fingers into a set of knucks, Cast-iron knucks molded in a foundry pattern, And there came to me a set of thoughts like these: Mister Fischman ..."
6. Pacific Coast Law Journal: Containing All the Decisions of the Supreme Court by California Supreme Court (1881)
"Brass knucks" is used in the statute as the name of a weapon, ... Therefore a conviction of unlawfully carrying " brass knucks " will not be set aside ..."