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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.
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The reason for having the knuckle duster is because the underpass where I live is a bit dodgy," said Thompson to police.
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The Newcastle born and bred fighter, who fought his first bare knuckle bout aged 22, said it was time the sport shed its 'dodgy' reputation and association with backstreet pubs and traveller camps.
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They've invested over the last couple of days but it's up to Aiden to knuckle down and play regular football because the big problem for us, I've said it before, is that players turn up for international week not playing week in week out and it does catch up with you eventually.
If you're concerned that knuckle-cracking might lead to arthritis, a 2011 study involving 215 people, ages 50 to 89, found no difference in arthritis risk between those who cracked their knuckles habitually and those who did not.
Gregory Kawchuk of the University of Alberta in Canada and colleagues used magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, to watch what happened as they slowly pulled a man's finger until his knuckle cracked.