• Knuckling Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Knuckle

• Knuckle Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The joint of a plant.
  2. (n.) A contrivance, usually of brass or iron, and furnished with points, worn to protect the hand, to add force to a blow, and to disfigure the person struck; as, brass knuckles; -- called also knuckle duster.
  3. (n.) The joining pars of a hinge through which the pin or rivet passes; a knuckle joint.
  4. (n.) A convex portion of a vessels figure where a sudden change of shape occurs, as in a canal boat, where a nearly vertical side joins a nearly flat bottom.
  5. (v. i.) To yield; to submit; -- used with down, to, or under.
  6. (v. t.) To beat with the knuckles; to pommel.
  7. (n.) The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing of the fingers.
  8. (n.) The kneejoint, or middle joint, of either leg of a quadruped, especially of a calf; -- formerly used of the kneejoint of a human being.