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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
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Knuckle

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

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

One of the cylindrically projecting parts of a hinge through which the pin passes.
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"So you just try and forget about it as soon as possible, learn from it if there are things to learn from, to help you in the next game and just knuckle down in training and concentrate on the gameplan for beating West Brom come Saturday."
"But now that that is wearing off, we must be prepared to knuckle down and graft and then see where we are.
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"So I think you just try and forget about it as soon as possible, learn from it if there are things to learn from, to help you in the next game and just knuckle down in training, concentrate on the gameplan for beating West Brom come Saturday."
But Paterson, who still has a year on his Town contract, says he is ready to return in July and "knuckle down".
And the Heed manager has urged his men to "knuckle down" and ensure a more enjoyable end to the campaign.
"It doesn't make it easy but as players all you can do is knuckle down.
COVENTRY midfielder Jay Tabb admits the relegation-threatened Coca-Cola Championship strugglers will have to "knuckle down" once their new manager is appointed.
Merthyr Tydfil manager Garry Shephard has ordered his players to 'knuckle down' ahead of two friendly clashes with Welsh League opposition in the next week.
If he's a reasonable guy he will knuckle down but, if not, at least you can say you tried the softly-softly approach before taking the matter any further.
"I really need to knuckle down and get on with it before I say any more."
"I'm 25 years of age now and I want to knuckle down - not that I haven't before - as we have quality strikers here who are battling to start the season.