knuckle-duster

[nuhk-uh l-duhs-ter] /ˈnʌk əlˌdʌs tər/
noun
Origin
1855–60, Americanism
British Dictionary definitions for knuckleduster
knuckle-duster
 
n
(often plural) a metal bar fitted over the knuckles, often with holes for the fingers, for inflicting injury by a blow with the fist

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