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knuckle

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈnʌk.l̩/
C2 one of the joints in the hand where your fingers bend, especially where your fingers join on to the main part of your hand
Translations of “knuckle”
in Arabic أَحَد مَفاصِل الأصْبَع…
in Korean 손가락 관절…
in Malaysian buku jari…
in French jointure…
in Turkish parmak eklemi/boğumu…
in Italian nocca…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指節, (尤指)掌指關節…
in Russian сустав пальца…
in Polish kostka, staw…
in Vietnamese khớp đốt tay…
in Spanish nudillo…
in Portuguese nó dos dedos…
in Thai ข้อนิ้ว…
in German der Knöchel…
in Catalan artell, nus…
in Japanese 指の関節, げんこつ…
in Indonesian buku jari…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指节, (尤指)掌指关节…
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