knuckle

[ UK /nˈʌkə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈnəkəɫ/ ]
VERB
  1. press or rub with the knuckles
  2. shoot a marble while keeping one's knuckles on the ground
NOUN
  1. a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
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How To Use knuckle In A Sentence

  • The future King was in fits of laughter as he clung to this white-knuckle fairground ride. The Sun
  • For the Schlachtfest, Stralsunders gathered in hundreds, the women in their dirndls and men in old-fashioned suits, gobbling pig knuckle, leberwurst, knockwurst, dozens of waxy, greasy boiled potatoes, and of course, blutwurst. Blood Lite II: Overbite
  • Some of his jokes are a bit too near the knuckle for my taste.
  • Look at you biting your knuckle orgiastically while your leather minion whips a defenseless Isabelle De Funès. Happy Birthday, Carroll Baker
  • For lesser mortals, such as myself, it was a white knuckle ride. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sure it's what the Trib called the "bare-knuckle arts of Chicago electoral politics" but, hey, I guess that "kumbaya" attack goes by the wayside. Obama Responds To Bill's Reference To Jesse Jackson
  • We have made certain that the reason of the splined spindle rapture is fatigue failure, its crack initiation lies in the minimal knuckle curvature radius surface region of the spline dedendum bottom.
  • A dead leaf balanced precariously on the knuckles, twitching in the breeze.
  • The knuckleball is one of the toughest balls to hit," said American League Baseball - Red Sox vs. Tigers
  • Wakefield, Boston's 45-year-old knuckleballer, is stalled in his pursuit of his 200th career victory. Hasn't Wakefield Waited Long Enough?
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