white knuckler

white knuckler

1. n. a tense and nervous person. You white knucklers are just going to have to relax.
2. n. a suspenseful event, such as an exciting movie or a rough airplane flight. The movie was a real white knuckler.
See also: white
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This issue is likely to be a white knuckler that will go down to the wire," Danin said.
When one thinks disorientation, it's by and large assumed to be a known issue, the sort-of white knuckler that makes your heart race.