Share this entry

Share this page

knuckleduster

Syllabification: knuck·le·dust·er
Pronunciation: /ˈnəkəlˌdəstər
 
/

Definition of knuckleduster in English:

noun

A metal guard worn over the knuckles in fighting to increase the effect of blows.
Example sentences
  • Another man claims he saw Henderson punch a hooded prisoner in the face with a knuckleduster.
  • He told the jury if a knuckleduster had been used it had not caused the fractures to Mr Najeib's nose and cheekbone.
  • And throw away the bronze knuckledusters which you used to pulverize that man.

Definition of knuckleduster in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…