knuckle joint(redirected from knuckle joints)
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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.
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
1. a joint forming a knuckle.
2. a joint between two parts of a mechanism allowing movement in one plane only.
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|Noun||1.||knuckle joint - a joint of a finger when the fist is closed|
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