English version

knuckle in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknuckleknuck‧le1 /ˈnʌkəl/ noun [countable]  1 HBHyour knuckles are the joints in your fingers, including the ones where your fingers join your hands Her knuckles whitened as she gripped the gun.2 DFa piece of meat around the lowest leg joint of a pig a knuckle of pork3 near the knuckle a rap on/over the knuckles at rap1(6), → rap somebody on/over the knuckles at rap2(5)
Examples from the Corpus
knuckleLee sat reading, folded over the book, chewing a knuckle now.I clapped my gloves together, surprised when my bare knuckles smacked each other.Beside them both, Cheryl Russell was sucking her bloodied knuckles.Susan saw a smear of yellow paint across his knuckles.He sighed a lot, stretched his legs, cracked his knuckles.Karma Rubbish smokes at the end of the garden, cracking its knuckles to pass the time.My consciousness was raised, my knuckles were rapped and I no longer write or think that way.The power of the punch is concentrated in a small area of the knuckles.