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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

(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.

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.
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QUEEN OF POLAND supplied trainer David Loder with his third success in the last seven years of the Listed Star Stakes as she knuckled down well to score under Tom Queally at Sandown Park yesterday.
``The players have knuckled down and are playing with great spirit,'' he said.