knuckles
knuckles \knuc"kles\ n. pl. a small metal weapon, worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand; called also {brass knuckles} and {knuckle duster}.

Syn: brass knucks, knucks, brass knuckles, knuckle duster. [WordNet 1.5]


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