Definition and Meanings for knuckle

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Knuckle is ranked 24,744 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of knuckle

noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

Etymology of knuckle

oe. knokel, knokil, as. cuncel; akin to d. knokkel, ofries. knokele, knokle, g. kn, sw. knoge, dan. knokkel, g. knochen bone, and perh. to e. knock

Meaning of knuckle


as noun

  • the joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing of the fingers.
  • the kneejoint, or middle joint, of either leg of a quadruped, especially of a calf; -- formerly used of the kneejoint of a human being.
  • the joint of a plant.
  • the joining parts of a hinge through which the pin or rivet passes; a knuckle joint.
  • 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.
  • 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; -- called also knuckle duster, knuckles or brass knuckles.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to yield; to submit; -- used with down, to, or under.

as intransitive verb


    as transitive verb

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