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knuckle

 [nuk´'l]
the dorsal aspect of any interphalangeal joint, or any similarly bent structure.

knuck·le

(nŭk'ĕl),
1. A joint of a finger when the fist is closed, especially a metacarpophalangeal joint.
2. A kink or loop of intestine, as in a hernia.
[M.E. knokel]

knuckle

/knuck·le/ (nuk´'l) the dorsal aspect of any phalangeal joint, or any similarly bent structure.

knuckle

(nŭk′əl)
n.
a. The prominence of the dorsal aspect of a joint of a finger, especially of one of the joints connecting the fingers to the hand.
b. A rounded protuberance formed by the bones in a joint.

knuckle

[nuk′əl]
the dorsal aspect of any interphalangeal joint, but especially of the metacarpophalangeal joints of the flexed fingers. By extension the term is sometimes applied to any anatomical structure of similar appearance, such as an extruded loop of intestine in a hernia.

knuck·le

(nŭk'ĕl)
1. A joint of a finger when the fist is closed, especially a metacarpophalangeal joint.
2. A kink or loop of intestine, as in a hernia.
[M.E. knokel]

knuckle

The common name for a finger joint.

knuckle

1. the dorsal aspect of any human interphalangeal joint, or any similarly bent structure.
2. the swollen end of any long bone.
References in classic literature ?
Boyd Duncan's answer was couched in terms of bunched knuckles, two bunches of them, that landed right and left on Captain Dettmar's face.
I'll pay the damages to office furniture," Duncan answered, and at the same time landing more bunched knuckles on the eyes and nose of Dettmar.
That," Boyd Duncan replied, looking ruefully at his battered knuckles.
Mrs Veneering has just succeeded in waking Lady Tippins from a snore, by dexterously shunting a train of plates and dishes at her knuckles across the table; when everybody but Mortimer himself becomes aware that the Analytical Chemist is, in a ghostly manner, offering him a folded paper.
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He was then allowed to pick the distribution of knuckle lengths to be inserted.
Aiden's just got to knuckle down to try to get into Everton's first team, which is never easy because they've got a lot of quality players.
POLICE found a "macabre" collection of knives in a man's home after thwarting his efforts to smuggle a knuckle duster, a court heard.
The new arm knuckle is designed not only to look attractive, but also to make it easier for a user to get in and out of the chair.
Several studies have suggested that knuckle cracking does not lead to such diseases.
After the big light space, the route narrows again as you move north, to expand towards the welcoming luminance of the cafeteria, which forms the second knuckle in the attenuated plan and opens generously through a glass waft to a small westward-facing court.