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[nuhk] /nʌk/
Informal. knuckle.
knucks, Slang. a pair of brass knuckles.
Origin of knuck
by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He didn't have no knucks, boys—that hard-hoofed granger just naturally tore into the Dutchman with his bare hands.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
  • They carried slings and knucks and used to go around with grown men, sometimes Joe Pink.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • However, he was willing to lend his revolver to the Marshal and a pair of brass "knucks" to Harry Squires.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • And as for the pummeling I got afterward with the knucks—that was my own lookout—the railroad company is not to blame for that.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
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Brass knuckles; knuckle-dusters: The ''knucks'' were hidden in the heel (1897+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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