Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A knobbed bone, as of a knuckle or joint.

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  • noun A bone that forms a knuckle in the human hand, in an animal's paw or any bone that forms a similar bump.
  • noun slang A die

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Examples

  • Just after the photo Pritch nabbed a knucklebone as large as her head ... who can blame her?

    Rawhide: Good or Bad for Pup?

  • Just after the photo Pritch nabbed a knucklebone as large as her head ... who can blame her?

    Rawhide: Good or Bad for Pup?

  • Sheep knucklebone floors were a passing fad among 19th-century estate owners, used for decorating gothic grottos and the like.

    Country diary: Allen Banks, Northumberland

  • It was a huge knucklebone from a cow, I think, or a pig.

    The Nervous Breakdown

  • Beside her might have lain the tiny items that she used in her ritual: amber, seashells, knucklebone, and glass.

    The Spartacus War

  • Beside her might have lain the tiny items that she used in her ritual: amber, seashells, knucklebone, and glass.

    The Spartacus War

  • Beside her might have lain the tiny items that she used in her ritual: amber, seashells, knucklebone, and glass.

    The Spartacus War

  • Beside her might have lain the tiny items that she used in her ritual: amber, seashells, knucklebone, and glass.

    The Spartacus War

  • Apocalyptic knucklebone, black-letter font so antique among the modern things, you cause the room to flinch at my intrusion, quaver in corners, trill in mortised triplets the crowded heavy boots, sodden mat, stiff thicket of broom.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • “Bonsoir yourself,” Lesgourges replied, as he popped a curved knucklebone into his mouth, to suck it clean.

    The Art Thief

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