Origin of knucklebone
Examples from the Web for knucklebones
Historical Examples of knucklebones
No kneeling figures, no Nellie Underwood, no Cyril, no knucklebones.An Australian Lassie
The draught-men employed were knucklebones of sheep, some blackened.
Turning to his men, with his hand he brushed the knucklebones off the board.
They all seemed very merry over a game, much like "knucklebones," which they were playing with shells.A Modern Buccaneer
We talk of dignity and propriety, and we are like so many children playing with knucklebones in a giant's scullery.The Return
Walter de la Mare
- (functioning as singular) a less common name for jacks
- any bone forming part of a knuckle or knuckle joint
- A knobbed bone, as of a knuckle or joint.