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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 ?
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.
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.
The tea-things, including a bottle of rather suspicious character and a cold knuckle of ham, were set forth upon a drum, covered with a white napkin; and there, as if at the most convenient round-table in all the world, sat this roving lady, taking her tea and enjoying the prospect.
did that, sir,' said a great lubberly fellow, stepping forward; 'and preciously I cut my knuckle agin' his mouth.
There was nothing else in the world but that face, and he would never know rest, blessed rest, until he had beaten that face into a pulp with his bleeding knuckles, or until the bleeding knuckles that somehow belonged to that face had beaten him into a pulp.
The knuckles of the doctor's hands were extraordi- narily large.
He bent forward from the hips as he walked; and so far forward did he bend, and so long were his arms, that with every step he touched the knuckles of his hands to the ground on either side of him.
On more than one occasion she noticed fresh-broken skin on his knuckles.
And it won't be with an iron belaying pin either, Just two bunches of naked knuckles, that's all.
In sudden panic I dashed my knuckles on the wooden bars, to get at a duck to give the monster for a sop.
Now, Mortimer,' says Lady Tippins, rapping the sticks of her closed green fan upon the knuckles of her left hand--which is particularly rich in knuckles, 'I insist upon your telling all that is to be told about the man from Jamaica.
And, perhaps, if the god-driver had an ungovernable desire to step down, put up his flame-colored fists and manfully dispute the right of way, he would have probably been immediately opposed by a scowling mortal with two sets of very hard knuckles.