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?
"The bag containing explosives, knives and brass knuckles belonged to a man, G.A.
This specific Johnny Cage variation comes packaged with a counter move(Mime Time), a punch attack buff(Brass Knuckles), and advancing punch attack (Caged Rage).
Munzer Mizhar, a 47-year-old retired medical technician, was beaten with what he felt were brass knuckles by Israeli forces who had stormed his house, early in the morning on February 20, the paper reported.
The list included laser pens, pets, brass knuckles, medicines, umbrellas, knives, cigarettes, guns, among other items.
Police then searched his car and found a bat, a sharp metallic object, two brass knuckles, one set of handcuffs and a pocket knife, among other objects.
Ahead of the numerous upcoming sports tournaments set to take place throughout 2019, Abu Dhabi Police have listed all the banned items that are prohibited from public events, including laser pens, pets, lighters, medicines, cigarettes, brass knuckles and other white weapons such as swords, daggers, sticks, and batons.
He allegedly mauled the minor who failed to recognize him with a set of brass knuckles in his office in Sta.
Among the allegations they made to investigators was that D.K.T beat up their mother using brass knuckles, that he'd threatened one of the half-siblings with a gun and hit him in the head with a metal hanger, and that the other half-sibling had bitten D.K.T.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Martinez was in possession of brass knuckles when he was arrested on a parole warrant for failing to register as a sex offender.
the razor under the porch, brass knuckles & shattered glass.
In this modern era of polished union bosses, DeMoro, 69, retains an old-school flair, with a classic Norma Rae hairstyle and a disposition more Jimmy Hoffa than Sheryl Sandberg, more "in your face" than "lean in." "Herb Caen once called me Mother Teresa with brass knuckles," DeMoro told me recently at her union's Oakland headquarters.