"knuckle-duster" Definition

  1. a large, heavy, or over-gaudy ring; a ring which attracts attention from its size.
  2. an iron or brass instrument which covers the knuckles so as to protect them from injury when striking a blow, adding force to it at the same time. Sometimes a KNUCKLE-DUSTER has knobs or points projecting, so as to mutilate and disfigure the person struck. This brutal invention is American, but has been made familiar here.

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Position in the dictionary: 1933 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: knuller, kootee, kotoo, kubber, kudos, kye, kypsey, la!, lac, laced
Previous words in the dictionary: knuckle to, knuckle, knowledge-box, knowing, knocking-out., knocking-in, knocker-face, knocker, knocked-up, knock-’em-downs

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