Informal. knuckle.
knucks, Slang. a pair of brass knuckles.

Origin of knuck

by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for knucks

knuckle-dusters, knuckles, knucks

Examples from the Web for knucks

Historical Examples of knucks

  • 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