brass knuckles


plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Examples of brass knuckles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carrillo is accused of stealing personal items — including a knife with brass knuckles on the handle — from people during patrol stops in the Mission Division in April and June 2023. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 The victim told officers he had been assaulted by three suspects, one of whom was armed with brass knuckles, and robbed of his jewelry. Jason Green, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 One of those cases was the Dec. 30 brass knuckles attack on Connor Jarnagan. Elena Santa Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 2 May 2024 Here's what to know Gilbert aims to regulate brass knuckles, add funding for police amid Goons fallout The Briefing is just one layer of The Republic's coverage of politics and the 2024 election. Rafael Carranza, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2024 One source described the item as a knife with brass knuckles on the handle. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2024 Chandler takes aim at brass knuckles, unruly parties in response to 'Goons' attacks Controversial Laveen development Gila Foothills moves forward with car dealers, hospital What's next for Chase Field? The Arizona Republic, 9 Apr. 2024 Officials added that brass knuckles were also found in Laws' pocket upon his capture. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 6 Mar. 2024 The other dropped charge was possession of brass knuckles. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brass knuckles was in 1855

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“Brass knuckles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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