American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A metal chain or a set of rings attached to a bar that can be fitted over the fingers to increase the impact of a blow with the fist.
- n. a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
“One was a swell minis-try ruffian, a genteel lantern-jaw with a flowered weskit and brass knuckles in his fob, no doubt; the other was your complete politico, with the pudding face of a bad-tempered baby and no nonsense.”
“He had looked like an Ivy League gentleman, but he had always carried a switchblade in one pocket and brass knuckles in the other.”
“Dudley stepped in front of the three, his suitcoat open, .45 automatic, sap and brass knuckles in plain view.”
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