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knuck·le

 (nŭk′əl)
n.
1.
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.
2. A cut of meat centering on the carpal or tarsal joint, as of a pig.
3. The part of a hinge through which the pin passes.
4. A sharp angle formed by the meeting of two surfaces, especially two ship's timbers.
5. knuckles Brass knuckles.
tr.v. knuck·led, knuck·ling, knuck·les
1. To press, rub, or hit with the knuckles.
2. To shoot (a marble) with the thumb over the bent forefinger.
Phrasal Verbs:
knuckle down
To apply oneself earnestly to a task.
knuckle under
To yield to pressure; give in.

[Middle English knokel.]

knuckle

(ˈnʌkəl)
n
1. (Anatomy) a joint of a finger, esp that connecting a finger to the hand
2. (Cookery) a joint of veal, pork, etc, consisting of the part of the leg below the knee joint, often used in making stews or stock
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the cylindrical portion of a hinge through which the pin passes
4. (Mechanical Engineering) an angle joint between two members of a structure
5. near the knuckle informal approaching indecency
vb
6. (tr) to rub or press with the knuckles
7. (Games, other than specified) (intr) to keep the knuckles on the ground while shooting a marble
[C14: related to Middle High German knöchel, Middle Low German knoke bone, Dutch knok]
ˈknuckly adj

knuck•le

(ˈnʌk əl)

n., v. -led, -ling. n.
1. any joint of a finger, esp. one of the articulations of a metacarpal with a phalanx.
2. the rounded prominence of such a joint when the finger is bent.
3. a cut of meat including the carpal, tarsal, or hock joint, esp. of a pig.
4. an angle at the intersection of two members or surfaces, as in the timbers of a ship or in a roof.
6. a cylindrical projecting part on a hinge, through which an axis or pin passes; the joint of a hinge.
v.t.
7. to rub or press with the knuckles.
8. knuckle down,
a. to apply oneself vigorously and earnestly; become serious.
b. Also, knuckle under. to submit; yield.
[1400–40; late Middle English knokel, probably < Middle Dutch knokel, c. Middle High German Knüchel, diminutive of a word represented by Middle High German Knoche bone]
knuck′ly, adj. -li•er, -li•est.

knuckle


Past participle: knuckled
Gerund: knuckling

Imperative
knuckle
knuckle
Present
I knuckle
you knuckle
he/she/it knuckles
we knuckle
you knuckle
they knuckle
Preterite
I knuckled
you knuckled
he/she/it knuckled
we knuckled
you knuckled
they knuckled
Present Continuous
I am knuckling
you are knuckling
he/she/it is knuckling
we are knuckling
you are knuckling
they are knuckling
Present Perfect
I have knuckled
you have knuckled
he/she/it has knuckled
we have knuckled
you have knuckled
they have knuckled
Past Continuous
I was knuckling
you were knuckling
he/she/it was knuckling
we were knuckling
you were knuckling
they were knuckling
Past Perfect
I had knuckled
you had knuckled
he/she/it had knuckled
we had knuckled
you had knuckled
they had knuckled
Future
I will knuckle
you will knuckle
he/she/it will knuckle
we will knuckle
you will knuckle
they will knuckle
Future Perfect
I will have knuckled
you will have knuckled
he/she/it will have knuckled
we will have knuckled
you will have knuckled
they will have knuckled
Future Continuous
I will be knuckling
you will be knuckling
he/she/it will be knuckling
we will be knuckling
you will be knuckling
they will be knuckling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been knuckling
you have been knuckling
he/she/it has been knuckling
we have been knuckling
you have been knuckling
they have been knuckling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been knuckling
you will have been knuckling
he/she/it will have been knuckling
we will have been knuckling
you will have been knuckling
they will have been knuckling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been knuckling
you had been knuckling
he/she/it had been knuckling
we had been knuckling
you had been knuckling
they had been knuckling
Conditional
I would knuckle
you would knuckle
he/she/it would knuckle
we would knuckle
you would knuckle
they would knuckle
Past Conditional
I would have knuckled
you would have knuckled
he/she/it would have knuckled
we would have knuckled
you would have knuckled
they would have knuckled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knuckle - a joint of a finger when the fist is closedknuckle - a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
Verb1.knuckle - press or rub with the knuckles
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
2.knuckle - shoot a marble while keeping one's knuckles on the ground
shoot - throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"

knuckle

verb
knuckle down apply yourself, try, study, concentrate, work hard, pay attention, persevere, buckle down (informal), make an effort, commit yourself, be diligent, be industrious, be assiduous, devote yourself, dedicate yourself The only thing to do was to knuckle down.
knuckle under give way, yield, submit, surrender, give in, succumb, cave in (informal), capitulate, accede, acquiesce It is arguable whether the rebels will knuckle under.
Translations
مَفْصَل الأصَبَع
kno
rystyrystynen
ujjízület
hnúi
pirksta locītava/kauliņš
členek
knoge
parmak eklemi/oynak yeri

knuckle

[ˈnʌkl] N (Anat) → nudillo m; [of meat] → jarrete m
to rap sb's knuckles; rap sb over the knucklesechar un rapapolvo a algn
it was a bit near the knucklerayaba en la indecencia
knuckle down VI + ADV to knuckle down (to work)ponerse a trabajar en serio
knuckle under VI + ADVsometerse, bajar la cerviz

knuckle

[ˈnʌkəl] njointure f des doigts
He had bruised knuckles on both hands → Il avait les jointures des doigts écorchées aux deux mains.
knuckle down
vis'y mettre, s'atteler à la tâche
to knuckle down to sth → s'atteler à qch
He managed to knuckle down to his lessons long enough to pass his examination → Il réussit à s'atteler à ses leçons assez longtemps pour être reçu à son examen.
knuckle under
vicéder

knuckle

n(Finger)knöchel m; (of meat)Hachse f, → Haxe f ? near 2 a, rap

knuckle

:
knucklebone
nKnöchelbein nt
knucklebones
pl ? jacks
knuckle-duster
n (esp Brit) → Schlagring m
knucklehead
n (inf)Holzkopf m (inf)
knuckle joint
n (Anat) → Knöchel- or Fingergelenk nt; (Tech) → Kardan- or Kreuzgelenk nt
knuckle sandwich
n (Brit inf) → Keile pl (inf), → Prügel pl (inf)

knuckle

[ˈnʌkl] n (Anat) → nocca
knuckle down vi + adv (fam) to knuckle down to some hard workmettersi sotto a lavorare
knuckle under vi + adv (fam) → cedere

knuckle

(ˈnakl) noun
a joint of a finger. She hit her hand against the wall and grazed her knuckles.

knuck·le

n. nudillo.

knuckle

n nudillo
References in classic literature ?
As he approached us, he began to make uncouth noises, and held up his hands to show us his fingers, which were webbed to the first knuckle, like a duck's foot.
The packers were always originating such schemes--they had what they called "boneless hams," which were all the odds and ends of pork stuffed into casings; and "California hams," which were the shoulders, with big knuckle joints, and nearly all the meat cut out; and fancy "skinned hams," which were made of the oldest hogs, whose skins were so heavy and coarse that no one would buy them--that is, until they had been cooked and chopped fine and labeled "head cheese
Instead of answering, he stood, after one startled glance at her, looking intently at the knuckle of his forefinger.
He still wore republican whiskers and his hair very long; his hands, adorned with bunches of hair on each knuckle, showed the power of his muscular system in their prominent blue veins.
D'Artagnan does not tell you, Raoul," said Athos, in his turn, "that he was reckoned one of the finest swordsmen of his time -- a knuckle of iron, a wrist of steel, a sure eye and a glance of fire; that's what his adversary met with.
Here I find four oaten cakes and a cold knuckle of ham.
She drew the countess' large hand to her, kissed it on the back and then on the palm, then again turned it over and began kissing first one knuckle, then the space between the knuckles, then the next knuckle, whispering, "January, February, March, April, May.
We had to knuckle under the whole of the time, to the civil authorities.
And there's the old knuckle of ham; and there's the butter; and there's the crusty loaf, and all
Quite detached, almost may I say, I looked on my hand being ground up, knuckle by knuckle, joint by joint, the back of the hand, the wrist, the forearm, all in order slowly and inevitably feeding in.
I remember,' said the gentleman, striking his nose with the knuckle of his forefinger as a chastening for his forgetfulness.
Tarzan could follow, in sheltered places, the changing of the burden from one shoulder to another, as indicated by the deepening of the foot imprint upon the side of the load, and the changing of the knuckle imprints from one side of the trail to the other.