knuck·​ler ˈnə-k(ə-)lər How to pronounce knuckler (audio)

Examples of knuckler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ride became a white-knuckler on the back nine of Torrey Pines’ routinely ruthless South Course. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2023 While the knuckler was his trademark, Niekro was an all-around athlete. Paul Newberry, ajc, 27 Dec. 2020 Best knuckler throw by anyone in a Boston uniform since Tim Wakefield. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 10 June 2019 In a 15-minute game of catch, his knuckler hit the glove every time. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 1 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knuckler was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Knuckler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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