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.
Zev Berman and Eric Poppen have taken a ripped from the headlines true story and written a pulse-quickening, white knuckler of a script that is among the most intense I have read.
For seniors who still haven't gotten their fill of thrill, Knott's has a roster of white knucklers from which to choose including GhostRider(R), one of the world's highest-rated wooden roller coasters; 30-story Supreme Scream(R); Perilous Plunge(TM), the world's tallest, steepest and wettest water ride; and Xcelerator(SM), a high-octane launch roller coaster that sends riders 0-80 mph in 2.