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knuckle joint

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noun
  1. a joint forming a knuckle.
  2. Machinery. a joint between two parts allowing movement in one plane only.

Origin of knuckle joint

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for knuckle joint

Historical Examples

  • The piping terminates in a nozzle with knuckle-joint and lateral movement.

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British Dictionary definitions for knuckle joint

knuckle joint

noun
  1. any of the joints of the fingers
  2. mechanical engineering a hinged joint between two rods, often a ball and socket joint
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