Knuckle (disambiguation)

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A knuckle is a joint on the hand.

Knuckle or knuckles may also refer to:


People with the name[edit]

Biology and anatomy[edit]

  • Knuckles, the dorsal crenulations (bumps) of the gray whale where most whales have a dorsal fin
  • Knuckle-walking, a form of quadrupedal walking in which the forelimbs hold the fingers in a partially flexed posture that allows body weight to press down on the ground through the knuckle
  • Pork knuckle, a part of a pig's leg used as the basis of the traditional German dish Eisbein

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


  • Brass knuckles (also sometimes called knuckles, knucks, brass knucks, knucklebusters, knuckledusters, an English punch, or a classic), weapons used in hand-to-hand combat
  • Knuckle coupler, a railway coupling, a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train
  • Knuckle joint (mechanical), used to connect the two rods which are under the tensile load

Other uses[edit]

  • Knuckleball, or knuckler, a baseball pitch thrown to minimize the spin of the ball in flight, causing an erratic, unpredictable motion

See also[edit]