Definitions for knuckle joint

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

knuck′le joint`(n.)

  1. a joint forming a knuckle.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. a joint between two parts of a mechanism allowing movement in one plane only.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of knuckle joint:

1860–1865

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knuckle, knuckle joint, metacarpophalangeal joint(noun)

    a joint of a finger when the fist is closed

  2. knuckle joint, hinge joint(noun)

    a joint allowing movement in one plane only

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