Associations to the word «Knuckle»


KNUCKLE, noun. Any of the joints between the phalanges of the fingers.
KNUCKLE, noun. (by extension) A mechanical joint.
KNUCKLE, noun. A cut of meat.
KNUCKLE, noun. (sports) (billiards) (snooker) (pool) The curved part of the cushion at the entrance to the pockets on a cue sports table.
KNUCKLE, noun. The kneejoint of a quadruped, especially of a calf; formerly used of the kneejoint of a human being.
KNUCKLE, noun. (obsolete) The joint of a plant.
KNUCKLE, noun. (shipbuilding) A convex portion of a vessel's figure where a sudden change of shape occurs, as in a canal boat, where a nearly vertical side joins a nearly flat bottom.
KNUCKLE, noun. A contrivance, usually of brass or iron, and furnished with points, worn to protect the hand, to add force to a blow, and to disfigure the person struck; a knuckle duster.
KNUCKLE, verb. To apply pressure, or rub or massage with one's knuckles.
KNUCKLE DOWN, verb. (intransitive) (chiefly British) (idiomatic) To get to work; to focus on a task.
KNUCKLE DRAGGER, noun. (idiomatic) (often derogatory) A large, strong, and rather dimwitted person.
KNUCKLE DRAGGERS, noun. Plural of knuckle dragger
KNUCKLE DUSTER, noun. (British) A weapon made of metal worn around the knuckles that strengthens the impact of a punch; brass knuckles.
KNUCKLE DUSTERS, noun. Plural of knuckle duster
KNUCKLE SANDWICH, noun. (slang) A punch to the face, especially to the mouth.
KNUCKLE SANDWICHES, noun. Plural of knuckle sandwich
KNUCKLE UNDER, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To yield or cooperate when pressured or forced to do so.

Dictionary definition

KNUCKLE, noun. A joint of a finger when the fist is closed.
KNUCKLE, verb. Press or rub with the knuckles.
KNUCKLE, verb. Shoot a marble while keeping one's knuckles on the ground.

Wise words

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