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n. Slang
Brass knuckles.
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(Law) (often plural) a metal bar fitted over the knuckles, often with holes for the fingers, for inflicting injury by a blow with the fist
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brass′ knuck′les

(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.]
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A FORMER Barry Island arcade worker was caught with a knuckle-duster flick knife in his pocket after trying to stop police arresting his friend.
The drug had been recovered from his brother Liam Quinn who had been seen to be fighting using a knuckle-duster.
Alun Powell, 31, who dresses as a knight for mock battles, also wielded a knuckle-duster and an axe after youths caused trouble and threatened his dad, a court heard.
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested in Kirkby for carrying a knuckle-duster disguised as a bottle opener.
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Summary: Suspect hit student with knuckle-duster and sexually assaulted him after latter fought with schoolmate
With the help of the Force Support Unit and Force Contact, patrols made arrests for assault, possession of a knuckle-duster and public order matters.
A knuckle-duster was later found on the floor of the van.
They threatened to attack him and leave him in a "pool of his own blood" by using a knuckle-duster if he did not hand over his wallet.
A DRUNK found in the street with a machete and a knuckle-duster has been jailed for nine months.