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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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- The knuckle joints are designed with realistic shapes that allow the fingers to move within their correct trajectories for naturally squeezing and spreading.
"She has an extreme case of knuckling - where the tendons contract, the front paws bend inwards and she balances on the knuckle joints. It's so sad.
The knuckle joints begin to deteriorate and fingers are pushed out to the side.