brass knucks

brass knucks
brass knuckles or knucks
A weapon worn on the hand for the purposes of offense or defense, so made that in hitting with the fist considerable damage is inflicted. It is called "brass knuckles" because it was originally made of brass. The term is now used as the name of the weapon without reference to the metal of which it is made

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • brass knucks — brass knuckles or knucks A weapon worn on the hand for the purposes of offense or defense, so made that in hitting with the fist considerable damage is inflicted. It is called brass knuckles because it was originally made of brass. The term is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • brass knucks — noun a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand • Syn: ↑knucks, ↑brass knuckles, ↑knuckles, ↑knuckle duster • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hy …   Useful english dictionary

  • knucks — n. pl. same as {knuckles}. Syn: brass knucks, brass knuckles, knuckles, knuckle duster. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brass knuckles — For the album by Nelly, see Brass Knuckles (album). Brass knuckles carried by Abraham Lincoln s bodyguards during his train ride through Baltimore. Brass knuckles, also sometimes called Cocks, Knuckles, knucks, brass knucks, or knuckleduster …   Wikipedia

  • brass knuckles — knuckles knuc kles n. pl. a small metal weapon, worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand; called also {brass knuckles} and {knuckle duster}. Syn: brass knucks, knucks, brass knuckles, knuckle duster. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brass knuckles — noun a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand • Syn: ↑brass knucks, ↑knucks, ↑knuckles, ↑knuckle duster • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypern …   Useful english dictionary

  • knucks — noun a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand • Syn: ↑brass knucks, ↑brass knuckles, ↑knuckles, ↑knuckle duster • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • …   Useful english dictionary

  • brass knuckles or knucks — A weapon worn on the hand for the purposes of offense or defense, so made that in hitting with the fist considerable damage is inflicted. It is called brass knuckles because it was originally made of brass. The term is now used as the name of the …   Black's law dictionary

  • brass knuckles or knucks — A weapon worn on the hand for the purposes of offense or defense, so made that in hitting with the fist considerable damage is inflicted. It is called brass knuckles because it was originally made of brass. The term is now used as the name of the …   Black's law dictionary

  • brass knuckles — or knucks A weapon worn on the hand for the purposes of offense or defense, so made that in hitting with the fist considerable damage is inflicted. It is called brass knuckles because it was originally made of brass. The term is now used as the… …   Black's law dictionary

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