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brass knuckles

pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A metal chain or a set of rings attached to a bar that can be fitted over the fingers to increase the impact of a blow with the fist.

brass′ knuck′les


n.
(used with a pl. v.) a band of metal with four holes that fits over the upper fingers and is gripped when a fist is made, used as a weapon.
[1850–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brass knuckles - a small metal weaponbrass knuckles - a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Ain't it funny, to go around with brass knuckles and a big club breaking folks' heads and taking their money away from them until I've got a pile, and then, repenting of my ways, going around and bandaging up the heads the other robbers are breaking?
Police caught Thompson at 4am in Stockton's Dovecot Street with the brass knuckle - a gift from his brother-in-law - in his pocket.
United States Champion Chris Jericho was locked inside a shark cage above the ring, but was still able to help The Prizefighter as he dropped a brass knuckle which Owens used to Superman Punch Reigns.
Volk Enterprises company Brass Knuckle Safety Products recently unveiled the Orange Crush Safety Goggles (BKDST-1020NP), made with a rubber gasket designed to seal to the face and channel water away from the eyes.
Brass Knuckle Safety Products unveiled the Orange Crush Safety Goggles (BKDST1020NP), made with a rubber gasket designed to seal to the face and channel water away from the eyes.
Brutal bare knuckle and brass knuckle boxing to bone-brunching fistfights with barb-wire and glass fuel this ultra-violent nightmare horror feature film from GirlFightMovie.
The skinheads left the scene to "fetch reinforcements" and ambushed the teenager, hitting him with brass knuckle dusters and knocking him to the ground.
A police sweep of the trios Adams Beach hotel room hours after the stabbing, unearthed 11 flick-knives, two brass knuckle dusters and a quantity of high-strength cannabis.
This song is from Nelly's fifth album, Brass Knuckle, and is bound to get the ladies on board, and although it is not a bad track, I'm hoping there is better to come from his new album.
Karen Shemilt further admitted possessing an offensive weapon, a brass knuckle duster.