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knuckle joint

noun
1.
a joint forming a knuckle.
2.
Machinery. a joint between two parts allowing movement in one plane only.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for knuckle-joint

knuckle joint

noun
1.
any of the joints of the fingers
2.
(mechanical engineering) a hinged joint between two rods, often a ball and socket joint
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