a slow pitch that moves erratically toward home plate, usually delivered by holding the ball between the thumb and the knuckles of the first joints of the first two or three fingers.
: a knuckleball artist
A pitch thrown from the knuckles that moves slowly and erratically; butterfly ball: Leonard’s tantalizing knucklers (1906+ Baseball)
knuckleball, white knuckler
noun, Slang. 1. a punch in the mouth with a clenched fist. noun phrase A hard blow to the mouthor face: I feed him a knuckle sandwich/ You keep that up and you’re going to get a knuckle sandwich (1973+)
[nuhk-uh l] /ˈnʌk əl/ noun 1. a joint of a finger, especially one of the articulations of a metacarpal with a phalanx. 2. the rounded prominence of such a joint when the finger is bent. 3. a joint of meat, consisting of the parts about the carpal or tarsal joint of a quadruped. 4. an […]
- Knuckle up
verb phrase To fight with the fists; mix it up (1990s+ Teenagers)
[nuhl-ing] /ˈnʌl ɪŋ/ noun, Architecture. 1. a convex molding having a series of members separated by indentations, as a bead and reel.