Definition of knucklebone in English:



  • 1A bone forming or corresponding to a knuckle.

    • ‘They dashed up 55 together in the first eight overs after lunch and had taken their stand to 87 when Dawson was forced to retire hurt with what proved to be a broken knuckle bone on his right hand.’
    • ‘Up to 9000 years ago, people in the Middle East, that is in modern Israel, Jordan and Lebanon, were making holes in stone slabs to mark out boards for games played with knuckle bones, stones or shells.’
    • ‘This bone is a sliced version of the knuckle bone and it is a nice size for medium to large size dogs.’
    • ‘He cupped his hand and caught the knuckle bone, which included the attached leg bone.’
    1. 1.1 A knuckle of meat.
  • 2knucklebonesAnimal knucklebones used in the game of jacks.

    1. 2.1 The game of jacks.