knuckle joint
noun Date: circa 1864 a hinge joint in which a projection with an eye on one piece enters a jaw between two corresponding projections with eyes on another piece and is retained by a pin or rivet

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  • Knuckle joint — Knuckle Knuc kle, n. [OE. knokel, knokil, AS. cuncel; akin to D. knokkel, OFries. knokele, knokle, G. kn[ o]chel, Sw. knoge, Dan. knokkel, G. knochen bone, and perh. to E. knock.] 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knuckle joint — n. 1. any articulation, or point of movement, between two bones forming a knuckle 2. a hinged joint formed by a knuckle on one part that fits between two knuckles on another part …   English World dictionary

  • knuckle joint — noun 1. a joint allowing movement in one plane only • Syn: ↑hinge joint • Hypernyms: ↑joint 2. a joint of a finger when the fist is closed • Syn: ↑knuckle, ↑metacarpophalangeal joint …   Useful english dictionary

  • knuckle joint — knuck′le joint n. 1) anat. a joint forming a knuckle 2) mac a joint between two parts of a mechanism allowing movement in one plane only • Etymology: 1860–1865 …   From formal English to slang

  • knuckle joint — 1. a joint forming a knuckle. 2. Mach. a joint between two parts allowing movement in one plane only. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • knuckle joint — /ˈnʌkəl dʒɔɪnt/ (say nukuhl joynt) noun 1. a joint forming a knuckle. 2. Machinery a flexible hinged joint formed by two abutting links …   Australian English dictionary

  • knuckle-joint — …   Useful english dictionary

  • knuckle-joint press — noun see knuckle press …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knuckle — Knuc kle, n. [OE. knokel, knokil, AS. cuncel; akin to D. knokkel, OFries. knokele, knokle, G. kn[ o]chel, Sw. knoge, Dan. knokkel, G. knochen bone, and perh. to E. knock.] 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knuckle duster — Knuckle Knuc kle, n. [OE. knokel, knokil, AS. cuncel; akin to D. knokkel, OFries. knokele, knokle, G. kn[ o]chel, Sw. knoge, Dan. knokkel, G. knochen bone, and perh. to E. knock.] 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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