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?
I had hidden around me knives, sticks, shanks, brass knuckles, whatever.
According to an arrest affidavit, Eugene police found a used syringe with methamphetamine residue, a metal box containing two bags of methamphetamine and a pair of brass knuckles in Nielsen's pants pockets.
According the incident report, the suspect was stopped by the police and officers found nine guns, three knives, brass knuckles, suppressors, and various types of ammunition in his car, NBC reported.
Police also found a knife on one suspect and brass knuckles on another.
According to a police report, two men entered the kiosk and attacked the 25-year-old cashier with a metal chain and brass knuckles, injuring him on the head and torso, robbed the cash register and fled.
For the record, 'kitted up' means that the fans were packing mixed martial arts fighting gloves, carried fanny packs with brass knuckles or other similar implements, and were carrying cartons of long-life milk - a street-smart antidote to tear gas fired by the police.
Annalise Bradley, sophomore at Danville High, in a fictitious suburb in central Massachusetts, is crushed when her mom fails to secure tickets to the Brass Knuckles concert and laments to other Knucklies on social media.
The ultra-violent nightmare horror feature film where girls fight with brass knuckles, barb-wire, and glass fistfights to the death inside a brutal steel cage - all for a chance at a multi-million dollar contract with an international modeling agency and is inspired by true events.
Along with Jacob's brawn and Evie's stealth, players use a new arsenal of weapons, including a kukri knife, brass knuckles and sword cane in brutal combat, and utilize the brand-new rope launcher to scale buildings in seconds or take enemies by surprise.
4 grams of marihuana, brass knuckles (prohibited weapon), pepper spray (offensive weapon) and three cell phones.
The three interviewed said they had been beaten while being taken into custody, and again on arrival at the police station, with rifle butts, fire extinguishers, chains, batons and brass knuckles, and threatened with further abuse and death.