knuckle joint


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knuckle joint

n.
A hinged joint in which a pin fastens the ends of two rods, one of which has an eye that fits between the two perforated projections of the other.
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knuckle joint

n
1. (Anatomy) any of the joints of the fingers
2. (Mechanical Engineering) mechanical engineering a hinged joint between two rods, often a ball and socket joint
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knuck′le joint`


n.
1. a joint forming a knuckle.
2. a joint between two parts of a mechanism allowing movement in one plane only.
[1860–1865]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knuckle joint - a joint of a finger when the fist is closedknuckle joint - 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"
2.knuckle joint - a joint allowing movement in one plane only
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
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