brass knuckles


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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?
After the shooting, Orr originally was detained by deputies for prowling and arrested on suspicion of possessing brass knuckles.
Barter is charged with resisting arrest; three counts of carrying a dangerous weapon (a knife, brass knuckles, and a studded bracelet); possession of marijuana, subsequent offense; disturbing the peace; disorderly conduct; illegal possession of a stun gun; two counts of wanton destruction of property valued at more than $100 (cruiser and utility pole), and wanton destruction of property valued at less than $100 (Officer Coyne's shirt).
Once there, the suspect attacked her classmate, hitting her with metal knuckles - similar to brass knuckles, which are illegal, Taylor said.
One individual was arrested for being an owner/operator carrying a dangerous weapon - brass knuckles.
One of the 16-year-olds was being held on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon - brass knuckles.
In Nelly: AOM, Nelly gives Music Choice an inside look into the creative process behind his new album, Brass Knuckles.
Players can buy a range of Powerups including brass knuckles, steel gauntlets and rocket gloves to help Dash remove slow walkers more quickly.
He was known for using a knuckleduster while debt collecting and there are brass knuckles on the walls of his home, inside and out.
A subsequent investigation of the vehicle led to the discovery of about 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana, a set of brass knuckles and a large knife, police said.
We thought we'd have brass knuckles by the time we graduate.
We'd have to use the brass knuckles on a daily basis for sure.