Definition and Meanings for knuckler
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Part of Speech of knuckler
noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb
Etymology of knuckler
Meaning of knuckler
- 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
- to beat with the knuckles; to pummel.