knuckle

Part of speech: noun

One of the joints of the fingers.

Part of speech: noun

A joint of the knee, as of a calf.

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Usage examples "knuckle":

  1. You take my word for it, Miss- the word of Captain Hercules Getty- the Britisher will knuckle under to that rag. - "The Northern Iron 1907", George A. Birmingham.
  2. Simmer it very gently until tender, and do not allow it to boil fast, or the knuckle will fall to pieces before the middle of the leg is done. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
  3. But the grip of the thumb and first finger of the right hand, as well as that of the little finger upon the knuckle of the first finger of the left hand, is still as firm as at the beginning. - "The Complete Golfer [1905]", Harry Vardon.