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American English: /ˈnəkəlˌdəstər/
British English: /ˈnʌk(ə)ldʌstə/


  • (British English) brass knuckles
    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.

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