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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 Petong gelding was being pushed along by Chris Catlin over three furlongs out, but knuckled down well inside the final furlong to gain a three-quarter-length success from his old rival D'Accord.
We gave him a difficult car in 2001, and he found it hard, but we stuck by him and it was very pleasing for us to see what he did last winter when he knuckled down and tested well.
Sean has knuckled down and worked harder over the last few weeks than he has done for a long time," said McCarthy.
However, she knuckled down to her task in fine style after that, getting up in the last furlong to win by a length and a quarter from Tara Time.
Since being tutored by Terry Griffiths, one of the most methodical players in the game's history, Hendry has knuckled down and this rediscovered ability stood him in good stead against Chester's Nick Walker.
Brewster said: "Garry seems to have knuckled down and I hear he's looking after himself.
Di Arbuthnot, wife of the trainer, was pleased at how well he knuckled down to the task, adding: "He is so idle at home that we brought him here two weeks ago in an attempt to wake him up.
Gregory said: "Alan has knuckled down and hard work is a prerequisite to get into this team.
We realised how seriously the other teams were taking it and we've knuckled down.
I know he's got a lot on his mind, but he has knuckled down since he has been back.
But the Tigers knuckled down and tackled their hearts out.