knuckle-dust

transitive verb
knuck·​le-dust | \ ˈnəkəlˌdəst \

Definition of knuckle-dust

: the strike with the fist specifically : to strike with brass knuckles

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“Knuckle-dust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knuckle-dust. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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