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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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knuckle-dusterˈknuckle-ˌduster noun [countable]  PMWa piece of metal that covers all the knuckles of the hand, used as a weapon
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knuckle-dusterI then noticed one of them putting on to his fingers ... a knuckle-duster.He employed it with the subtlety of a knuckle-duster.There was still room on his desk for Dryden and Pope beside his knuckle-duster.Before it was over, knuckle-dusters had been used and two of the combatants were taken to hospital.They claimed to have the weapon purely for self-defence but also had a set of viciously spiked knuckle-dusters.
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