- /ˈnʌkəlboʊn/ (say 'nukuhlbohn)
1. (in humans) a bone forming a knuckle of a finger.
2. (in quadrupeds) a bone homologous with a wrist, ankle, or finger bone of humans, or its knobbed end.
3. → jack1 (def. 6a).
4. (plural) the game of jacks.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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