knuckle

(redirected from knuckle down)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to knuckle down: out of whack, buckle down

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 periodicals archive ?
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.
He needs to knuckle down and start repaying the faith Brendan Rodgers has shown in him.
Birmingham City boss Clark admits Morrison was close to being sent back to parent club West Ham United four weeks ago after failing to knuckle down at St Andrews.
We've got to knuckle down and prove people wrong and hopefully we'll get a chance on Saturday to do that.
Put party politics and agendas on hold and let us bring together a unified government as soon as possible who will knuckle down and sort out the mess without point scoring.
Everyone in our squad has taken the plaudits when they've come along and now it's time to knuckle down and show why we received those plaudits in the first place.
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.
now he has got to knuckle down and do the job that he is paid for.
He said: "There will be times when everything seems hopeless and you want to give up, but they are the times when you really need to knuckle down.
LINFIELD manager David Jeffrey last night insisted that his team still have to knuckle down to it if they are to win the Irish League Championship for the first time in three seasons.
He needs to knuckle down and do his talking on the pitch.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST owner Nigel Doughty has given Billy Davies a huge dressing down, ordering him to button his lip and knuckle down.