|1.||a joint of a finger, esp that connecting a finger to the hand|
|2.||a joint of veal, pork, etc, consisting of the part of the leg below the knee joint, often used in making stews or stock|
|3.||the cylindrical portion of a hinge through which the pin passes|
|4.||an angle joint between two members of a structure|
|5.||informal near the knuckle approaching indecency|
|6.||(tr) to rub or press with the knuckles|
|7.||(intr) to keep the knuckles on the ground while shooting a marble|
|[C14: related to Middle High German knöchel, Middle Low German knoke bone, Dutch knok]|
knuckle knuck·le (nŭk'əl)
The prominence of the dorsal aspect of a joint of a finger, especially of one of the joints that connect the fingers to the hand.
A rounded protuberance formed by the bones in a joint.
A kink or loop of intestine, as in a hernia.