Definition of brass knuckles

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Recent Examples on the Web Team Flair was victorious as Flair pinned an unconscious Jeff Jarrett with a Figure 4 leg lock after knocking him out with a pair of brass knuckles. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Members of both groups were visibly equipped with brass knuckles, but there were no recorded altercations. Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2022 Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a utility pole near Monterey Drive June 12 and found the driver outside the vehicle holding brass knuckles with sharp edges. cleveland, 20 June 2022 The suspect, who was not named, was booked into the Riverside County Juvenile Hall on several charges, including making criminal threats, possession of brass knuckles and possession of an unregistered firearm. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 5 June 2022 Four men wearing ski masks and gloves, armed with knives, rope, brass knuckles, and a fake 9 mm, crept around the back of the large suburban home, their ghostly forms captured by its security-camera footage. Alex Morris, Rolling Stone, 8 July 2022 Fox News host says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is best known for her brass knuckles–style politics. Fox News, 22 June 2022 In late March, Mayo’s 16-year-old son was playing at the South Shore YMCA when an older teenager pulled up to the center in his car and repeatedly beat her son with brass knuckles, according to a Quincy Police Department report. Globe Staff,, 22 June 2022 Among the weapons were a dagger, a switchblade, a pair of brass knuckles, 11 knives and nine disposable scalpels, according to the TSA. Julianne Mcshane, NBC News, 8 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of brass knuckles

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brass knuckles was in 1855

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11 Aug 2022

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“Brass knuckles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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