Definition of brass knuckles in English:

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brass knuckles


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A metal guard worn over the knuckles in fighting, especially to increase the effect of the blows.
Example sentences
  • He removed his leather gloves, replacing them with brass knuckles in case a fight was looking to break out.
  • It fit like brass knuckles only instead of knuckles, a sharp jagged edge protruded.
  • The leader commands with a baseball bat in hand as the other two put on brass knuckles to fight with.

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Syllabification: brass knuck·les

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