knuckle


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knuckle

1. a joint of a finger, esp that connecting a finger to the hand
2. the cylindrical portion of a hinge through which the pin passes
3. an angle joint between two members of a structure

Knuckle

The part of a hinge containing the holes through which the pin passes.

knuckle

[′nək·əl]
(mining engineering)
The place on an incline where there is a sudden change in grade.

knuckle

One of the cylindrically projecting parts of a hinge through which the pin passes.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, my little man," Slightly anxiously replied, who had chapped knuckles.
He suffered and toiled and sweated and bled, and exulted when his naked knuckles smashed home.
You passed 'em to him, you red-head sneakin' in behind the push there," Martin went on, as he tossed the knuckles into the water.
And it won't be with an iron belaying pin either, Just two bunches of naked knuckles, that's all.
I hope I don't break my knuckles on him," he added, after a pause.
He cracked his knuckles and sat down, sorting out his writing appurtenances.
And hands that found no holds, doubled into bunches of knuckles that impacted on the jaws of the watchers who strove to tear hand-holds from the rope.
With a troubled, boyish look in his eyes, he stared at his bruised knuckles.
said Mr Dennis, playfully rapping the knuckles of the hand nearest him.
He followed up this reproof by rapping every set of knuckles one after the other, and having done so, resumed his seat again with a cheerful countenance.
Now, Mortimer,' says Lady Tippins, rapping the sticks of her closed green fan upon the knuckles of her left hand--which is particularly rich in knuckles, 'I insist upon your telling all that is to be told about the man from Jamaica.
Lest anybody should feel a curiosity to know how Kit was clad, it may be briefly remarked that he wore no livery, but was dressed in a coat of pepper-and-salt with waistcoat of canary colour, and nether garments of iron-grey; besides these glories, he shone in the lustre of a new pair of boots and an extremely stiff and shiny hat, which on being struck anywhere with the knuckles, sounded like a drum.