white-knuckle

adjective
white-knuck·​le | \ˈhwīt-ˈnə-kəl, ˈwīt-\
variants: or less commonly white-knuckled \ˈhwīt-​ˈnə-​kəld, ˈwīt-​ \

Definition of white-knuckle 

: marked by, causing, or experiencing tense nervousness a white-knuckle ride on a roller coaster a white-knuckle passenger

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white-knuckle was in 1872

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white-knuckle

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of white-knuckle

: showing, experiencing, or causing very strong feelings of fear, anxiety, etc.

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