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- n. Plural form of knuckle.
- n. brass knuckles
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of knuckle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. a small metal weapon, worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand; called also brass knuckles and knuckle duster.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
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The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
If you have a teenager in the troubled youth gang years, perhaps a mail order set of brass knuckles is just what Junior needs.
It never did heal right -- one of the knuckles is visibly sunken.
Paleontologist Michael Habib theorizes that pterosaurs, which lived between 250 million and 65 million years ago, used their legs and wing "knuckles" - not just their hind legs, as previously believed-to leapfrog into flight.
The alabaster white of her knuckles was the only other indication that her graceful poise had been shaken.
Grating means by hand and risking bloodying your knuckles is a must.
And lastly, once upon a time at least, getting something tattooed on your knuckles was a bold statement.
At the top section of each finger near the knuckles was a thin whitish line that continued right across each hand.
My knuckles were a little white gripping the crossbar with the big metal ring in front of us.
He cracked his knuckles, which is what Rich does when he's agitated.