a band of metal with four holes that fits over the upper fingers and that is gripped when a fist is made, used for increasing the effect of a blow with the fist.
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- brass band,
- brass farthing,
- brass hat,
- brass instrument,
- brass neck,
- brass ring,
- brass rubbing,
- brass tacks,
Origin of brass knuckles
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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