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knuckle joint

noun
1.
a joint forming a knuckle.
2.
Machinery. a joint between two parts allowing movement in one plane only.
Origin of knuckle joint
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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Examples from the Web for knuckle joint
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  • I call to memory his having almost cut off the index finger of his left hand, putting the axe right thru the knuckle joint.

    Canadian Wilds Martin Hunter
  • When the fingers are longer than the width of the hand across the knuckle joint, it is not an advantage but a detriment.

    Piano Mastery

    Harriette Brower
  • When practising, I play everything very slowly, raising my fingers high and straight from the knuckle joint.

    Piano Mastery

    Harriette Brower
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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