knuckle joint



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

Nearby words

  1. knubby,
  2. knuck,
  3. knuckle,
  4. knuckle ball,
  5. knuckle down,
  6. knuckle pads,
  7. knuckle sandwich,
  8. knuckle under,
  9. knuckle-duster,
  10. knuckleball

Origin of knuckle joint

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for knuckle joint

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

    The A B C of Mining|Charles A. Bramble

British Dictionary definitions for knuckle joint

knuckle joint


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