Definition of knuckleduster in English:

knuckleduster

noun

  • A metal guard worn over the knuckles in fighting to increase the effect of blows.

    • ‘Another man claims he saw Henderson punch a hooded prisoner in the face with a knuckleduster.’
    • ‘He told the jury if a knuckleduster had been used it had not caused the fractures to Mr Najeib's nose and cheekbone.’
    • ‘And throw away the bronze knuckledusters which you used to pulverize that man.’
    • ‘Mohammed Amjad, aged 37, was punched in the head by a man wearing a knuckleduster inside his minibus.’
    • ‘Karate kid Roxanne Moss remembered all her martial arts training when a young thug armed with a home-made knuckleduster attacked her outside her home.’
    • ‘A huge array of weapons, ranging from knuckledusters to a meat cleaver and a Stanley knife, were used in the fight, which left one man with a punctured lung.’
    • ‘It houses thousands of weapons, including guns and ammunition, knives, knuckledusters, coshes, crossbows and swords.’
    • ‘As soon as he said, ‘knuckledusters,’ everyone in that restaurant brought out their knuckledusters and banged them on their tables.’
    • ‘Mr Lewis, landlord at the Three Stars pub in Trent Road, Chelmsford, was allegedly punched in the face with what was believed to be a knuckleduster while ejecting a man from his pub on Friday, February 11.’
    • ‘A 19-year-old who used a knuckleduster during a fight has been given a community punishment order.’
    • ‘The cover shows a football punctured by a knuckleduster.’
    • ‘‘It was just unbelievable, we are still trying to get over the shock of it,’ admitted Richie Ryan, from Rutland whose lip was busted with a knuckleduster.’
    • ‘Unlike a knife or a knuckleduster, they're more easily explained away as harmless pieces of sports equipment when you're stopped by the cops.’

Pronunciation:

knuckleduster

/ˈnʌk(ə)ldʌstə/