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

Nearby words

  1. knt,
  2. knt.,
  3. knub,
  4. knubbly,
  5. knubby,
  6. knuckle,
  7. knuckle ball,
  8. knuckle down,
  9. knuckle joint,
  10. knuckle pads

Origin of knuck

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

Examples from the Web for knucks

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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