- 1[countable] any of the joints in the fingers, especially those connecting the fingers to the rest of the hand
- 2(also hock) [uncountable, countable] a piece of meat from the lower part of an animal's leg, especially a pig knuckle of pork Idioms
(to give somebody/receive) gentle criticism for something We got a rap over the knuckles for being late.
(give somebody/get) a rap on/over/across the knuckles (informal)jump to other results
to criticize someone gently for something The company was rapped over the knuckles for broadcasting the interview.
rap somebody on/over the knuckles, rap somebody's knucklesjump to other results