knap, to break in two; also, to speak after the manner of the English.
Also, a blow or correction, as "you'll knap it," for some misdeed.
When the inhabitants were removed to knap in North Curry and elsewhere, they took their old rafters with them or sold these.
"Really, I think he might have kept his remarks to himself," said Dr. knap.
knap was quite young in those days, an excitable fellow with a sharp nose that gave him an air of self-importance.
It was Mrs. knap who had the happy thought—the Peace Movement.
The sellers of herbs … shall stand from knap Hall towards Quatervois.
Billy had showed David how to knap flint and chert the week before, after seeing a filmstrip about it in class.
Its situation gave the house what little distinctive name it possessed, namely, ‘The knap.’
knap′bottle, the bladder-campion; knap′per, one who breaks stones, esp.
"to strike with a sharp sound," late 15c., echoic. Earlier (c.1400) as a noun meaning "abrupt stroke." Related: Knapped; knapping.