- (British English) → brass knucklesExample 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.
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