knuckle joint

noun

Definition of knuckle joint 

: a hinge joint in which a projection with an eye on one piece enters a jaw between two corresponding projections with eyes on another piece and is retained by a pin or rivet

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Piecewise solutions To understand cavitation in knuckle joints, a pair of physicists analyzed its processes separately: bubble formation, bubble collapse, and sound-wave generation. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Cavitation dilemma resolved in knuckle-cracking model," 5 Apr. 2018

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circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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